row house

\ˈrō- \
variants: or less commonly rowhouse \ˈrō-​ˌhau̇s \

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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Taken from tenement houses, or row houses, the remnants are from archaeological digs spanning 11 years as researchers and historians piece them together to create a picture of the lives of these workers. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Digging for mid-1800s trash uncovers lives of Corktown residents," 1 July 2018 Phillips Collection Tucked amid the beautiful row houses of Dupont Circle is The Phillips Collection. Amy Mckeever, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Museums in D.C. You'll Want to Visit," 10 July 2018 As for having the candidate driving through the city and looking out the car window at row houses, ask failed Baltimore mayoral candidate David Warnock how that theme worked out for him. David Zurawik,, "Rating the TV ads for governor: Hogan has a winner, Baker's a loser with his Baltimore pitch," 7 June 2018 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought a row house in the French Quarter the next year, and Pitt began supporting efforts to rebuild the Crescent City. Maria Carter, Country Living, "10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Brad Pitt's Colorful Houses Enliven New Orleans," 18 Aug. 2015 Streets around Eagle Hill are densely packed with old row houses, triple deckers and Spanish storefronts. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Boston Wants Amazon, but Is There Room?," 21 May 2018 So, on Monday, after Rowell’s fifth and final settlement conference finally went through, Angert accompanied her back to the North Philadelphia row house. Samantha Melamed,, "How a Philly real estate agent threw a family she'd never met a huge virtual housewarming party," 26 June 2018 Potential home buyers can choose from brand-new condos or three-story row houses, new single family properties or older homes that have undergone renovations. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Homes for sale in East End, one of Houston's transforming neighborhoods," 12 July 2018 The camera then comes down to street level to show a man driving a car down a street lined by row houses. David Zurawik,, "Rating the TV ads for governor: Hogan has a winner, Baker's a loser with his Baltimore pitch," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of row house

1871, in the meaning defined above

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

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