row house

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

Examples of row house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first blaze was in Philadelphia, on both floors of a two-story row house. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 25 Apr. 2022 But this elegant performer, who has played queens, looks completely at home as a cleaning woman to the wealthy who lives in a run-down brick row house in industrial Newcastle. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Apr. 2022 Twelve people, including eight children, were killed in a row house fire in early January. NBC News, 24 Apr. 2022 People walk by a brick row house (on the corner) owned by the Chinatown Community Land Trust on Feb. 9, 2022, in Boston. Alexander Thompson And Jocelyn Yang, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Apr. 2022 Mourners embrace during funeral services Monday at Temple University in Philadelphia for the victims of a row house fire early this month. NBC News, 17 Jan. 2022 Within days of each other, the fire in a Bronx building killed at least 17 people, including several Gambian immigrants, and another in a Philadelphia row house killed a dozen. NBC News, 13 Jan. 2022 Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 6:40 a.m. last Wednesday at the three-story row house, which had been legally divided into two apartments, officials said. Taylor Romine, CNN, 12 Jan. 2022 The fire in a Philadelphia row house that killed 12 people, including eight children, was started by a Christmas tree most likely set ablaze by a lighter, a preliminary investigation found. Omar Abdel-baqui, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of row house

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Row house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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