row house

noun \ ˈrō- \
variants: or less commonly rowhouse play \ˈrō-ˌhau̇s\
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

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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1871

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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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