house-rais·​ing ˈhau̇s-ˌrā-ziŋ How to pronounce house-raising (audio)
: the joint erection of a house or its framework by a gathering of neighbors

Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of house-raising was in 1704

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“House-raising.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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