school·house | \ˈskül-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of schoolhouse 

: a building used as a school and especially as an elementary school

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The box in dispute is part of the Little Free Library movement started in 2009 by a Wisconsin man who built a book-sharing nook shaped like a one-room schoolhouse to honor his mother, a teacher. Stephen Hudak,, "Oviedo HOA board opposed to Little Free Library resigns after outcry," 13 July 2018 She and Iris were ultimately deposited in Derbyshire in central England, some 180 miles away from home, where they were shepherded into a one-room schoolhouse with about a dozen other children from the train. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "What World War II’s ‘Operation Pied Piper’ taught us about the trauma of family separations," 19 June 2018 Meanwhile, the Pharmalot campus is as quiet as ever, now that the short person has left for the last day at the local schoolhouse and the official mascots are snoozing happily at our feet. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Valeant suffers a setback; CVS will use the Postal Service to deliver meds to your door," 19 June 2018 Funding for our students is an issue in every schoolhouse in the state of Oklahoma. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "Teacher strikes in Oklahoma, West Viriginia show the power of women," 2 Apr. 2018 How did a former third-grade teacher — now Newport's gold-star decorator — come to live in a little red schoolhouse? Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, "John Peixinho on How He Transformed a One-Room Schoolhouse Into a Home," 5 Feb. 2015 Among the items for sale at the museum are replicas of the Union District School, maps of old South Windsor, and schoolhouse notepaper, with proceeds used for maintenance of the building. Courant Community, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 10 July 2018 Construction began two years ago with the destruction of the old City Hall, a former schoolhouse where nearly half the building was limited to storage because of seismic instability. Phil Diehl,, "After almost 60 years, a new civic center for Del Mar," 28 May 2018 Ross School was built circa the 1850s and served generations of students up until 1956, when District 33C was established with the consolidation of six one-room schoolhouses. Daily Southtown, "Community news," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of schoolhouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolhouse

: a building that is used as a school


school·house | \ˈskül-ˌhau̇s \
plural schoolhouses\-ˌhau̇-zəz \

Kids Definition of schoolhouse

: a building used as a place for teaching and learning

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