row house

noun
\ ˈrō- How to pronounce row house (audio) \
variants: or less commonly rowhouse \ ˈrō-​ˌhau̇s How to pronounce rowhouse (audio) \

Definition of row house

: one of a series of houses connected by common sidewalls and forming a continuous group Fundamentally, a row house is a building that stands cheek by jowl with its neighbors, often sharing a common wall.— Eric Wybenga

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Recent Examples on the Web Helmed by Zach Kolomeir, the former chef de cuisine at Montreal’s bacchanalian bistro Joe Beef, Dreyfus is an unquestionably charming, unquestionably diminutive French-ish bistro tucked inside a brick row house. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "If I Lived in Toronto, Every Dinner Date Would Be at Dreyfus," 9 Dec. 2019 The development also would build on efforts by Habitat for Humanity which added nearly two dozen row houses and duplexes around the corner on South Marshall since 2010. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Development of downtown Hartford’s ‘Bushnell Park South’ could take cues from modest Asylum Hill row house project," 2 Dec. 2019 Authorities had been searching for bodies since an explosion toppled three South Philadelphia row houses on South 8th Street and significantly damaged two other buildings. Ralph Ellis And Alec Snyder, CNN, "2 bodies recovered from Philadelphia row house fire," 21 Dec. 2019 The 100-block of Prince Street between South Union and South Lee features one of the city’s two cobblestone streets with Federal-style row houses dating to the 18th century. al, "Plan the ultimate holiday getaway to this historic Virginia town," 9 Dec. 2019 But when the weather shifts in the fall of the year, the row houses look like building blocks of different colors, red, yellow, brown, basking in the sun. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "There’s a San Francisco city — and a San Francisco county. Here’s where to see the county," 26 Oct. 2019 The fire started in the early morning hours of Sept. 23 at the couple's three-bedroom row house and spread to homes on Addison and nearby Halstead Street. Kevin Grasha, Cincinnati.com, "Couple faces arson, fraud charges in fire that destroyed their home, damaged 3 others," 13 Dec. 2019 The surrounding blocks are full of row houses in a rainbow of colors along with some empty lots. Ben Sales And Laura E. Adkins, sun-sentinel.com, "Jersey City’s Jewish community left reeling in shooting’s aftermath," 12 Dec. 2019 Cabins at Balls Creek are referred to as tents, but they are built like wooden row houses and share a common wall. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Fire Devastates 166-Year-Old Christian Campground in North Carolina," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of row house

1871, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2020

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“Row house.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/row%20house. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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row house

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English Language Learners Definition of row house

US : a house in a row of houses that shares a wall with the houses next to it

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