row house

\ 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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The plan includes 85 studio apartments for formerly homeless seniors, 100 rentals for individuals and families and 52 row houses and town houses for sale. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "After long delays, Seattle mayor will advance $90 million plan for low-income housing at Fort Lawton," 4 Feb. 2019 With the goal of reviving downtown in the late 1970s, the originally dull Victorian row houses of St. John’s, Newfoundland, were repainted in vibrant colors. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 The fire broke out around 8 a.m. in the basement of a row house in the 500 block of 43rd Place, according to the department. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Two pets saved in house fire in Northeast Washington," 11 June 2018 For $18,000, Mr. Tredwell purchased a 10,000-square-foot row house, one of many that lined East Fourth Street at the time. Lara Korte, WSJ, "Museum Says It Faces Threat From Looming Hotel Project," 26 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of row house

1871, in the meaning defined above

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

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