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 My family lived in a stucco-and-brick row house in South East London. Marc Myers, WSJ, "How Malcolm McDowell’s Face Inspired Gary Oldman’s Acting Career," 9 Mar. 2021 The fire broke out about 2 a.m. in a row house on Superior Avenue and Carlyon Road. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Dead body found after East Cleveland fire," 1 Mar. 2021 The Dogman knew a guy on Ritner Street who sold cocaine out of his row house. Michael Deagler, Harper's Magazine, "New Poets," 27 Oct. 2020 Shemar’s mother, who had been evicted from her row house, was there, too, and Shemar was in good spirits. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, "The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning," 28 Sep. 2020 Since the lockdown went into effect, she has been sequestered with her husband, Jeff Williams, at their row house in Bermondsey. Ariel Levy, The New Yorker, "Lionel Shriver Is Looking for Trouble," 25 May 2020 The three-story structures, a mix of duplexes and four-plexes, will include 18 row houses with an average unit size of about 1,670 square feet, documents submitted to the commission show. Madison Iszler,, "Terramark planning more townhomes on near East Side," 21 May 2020 In a pair of three-story brick row houses on an avenue in northwest Baltimore, two women, Margaret Hawkins and Augusta Chissell, lived side by side. USA Today, "‘Brilliant and politically savvy:’ The roles of African American women in the fight to vote 100 years ago," 26 Feb. 2020 Joseph Asamoah was shocked when a potential renter with a Section 8 voucher came to look at his turn-of-the-century Washington, D.C., row house and snubbed him. Cari Shane, Fortune, "How a property developer is making money by taking housing vouchers," 16 May 2020

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First Known Use of row house

1871, in the meaning defined above

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23 Mar 2021

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“Row house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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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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