housebote

noun
house·​bote | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌbōt How to pronounce housebote (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of housebote

: wood allowed to a tenant for repairing a house — compare estovers

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of housebote

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for housebote

partial translation of (assumed) Middle English housbote (whence Medieval Latin husbota & Anglo-French ousbote), from Middle English hous house + bote repair, deliverance

Learn More About housebote

Time Traveler for housebote

Time Traveler

The first known use of housebote was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near housebote

houseboat

housebote

housebound

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for housebote

Cite this Entry

“Housebote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housebote. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!