saltbox

noun
salt·​box | \ ˈsȯlt-ˌbäks How to pronounce saltbox (audio) \

Definition of saltbox

: a frame dwelling with two stories in front and one behind and a roof with a long rear slope

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Examples of saltbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its towns make good postcards, with saltbox houses meandering outward from a central green and a white clapboard church. The Economist, "Living free Waiting for Bernie in New Hampshire," 8 Feb. 2020 Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen designed the shingled Cape Cod saltbox-style main house and a two-story guesthouse, which were completed in 1981. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Jackie O’s Compound on Martha’s Vineyard Hits Market for $65 Million," 27 June 2019 Lindheimer House: Make advance reservations to visit here, an 1845 saltbox cottage built with adobe brick and traditional German fachwerk. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018 The saltbox-style house, built in 1906 on 1,020 acres, has three bedrooms, one bath and 2,452 square feet ($2,936 a square foot). Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "The most expensive homes in each of Oregon's counties (photos)," 12 June 2018 Consisting of two saltbox houses and four outbuildings overlooking the rest of Salvage, its harbor, and the rugged coastline that surrounds it, the Pickersgill Premises is an official Registered Property of Newfoundland and Labrador. Elizabeth Finkelstein, Country Living, "This Property for Sale in an Old Canadian Fishing Village Is the Most Romantic Place on Earth," 30 Mar. 2018 Although the three cottages look like 18th-century saltboxes, while renovating them Romualdez found newspapers from the 1930s used as insulation, as well as a photograph from that time showing the three structures attached to the windmill. Bob Colacello, Vanities, "A Visit to Fisherman’s Cove, Designer Daniel Romualdez’s Montauk Escape," 2 Aug. 2017 Although the three cottages look like 18th-century saltboxes, while renovating them Romualdez found newspapers from the 1930s used as insulation, as well as a photograph from that time showing the three structures attached to the windmill. Bob Colacello, Vanities, "A Visit to Fisherman’s Cove, Designer Daniel Romualdez’s Montauk Escape," 2 Aug. 2017 Although the three cottages look like 18th-century saltboxes, while renovating them Romualdez found newspapers from the 1930s used as insulation, as well as a photograph from that time showing the three structures attached to the windmill. vanityfair.com, "A Visit to Fisherman’s Cove, Designer Daniel Romualdez’s Montauk Escape," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of saltbox

1876, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Saltbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saltbox. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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saltbox

noun
How to pronounce saltbox (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of saltbox

US : a house that has two or more levels in the front, one level in the back, and a steep roof that slopes down from the front to the back

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