longhouse

noun long·house \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌhau̇s , -ˈhau̇s \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of longhouse

: a long communal dwelling of some North American Indians (such as the Iroquois)

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First Known Use of longhouse

1643


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longhouse

noun long·house \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌhau̇s \

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: a long dwelling especially of the Iroquois for several families

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