sabbath-day house

noun, often capitalized S

Definition of sabbath-day house

: a house formerly built (as in colonial Connecticut) near a church and heated on winter Sundays as a place for worshipers living at a distance to warm themselves and eat between morning and afternoon services in an unheated church

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“Sabbath-day house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sabbath-day%20house. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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