school·​house | \ ˈskül-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce schoolhouse (audio) \

Definition of schoolhouse

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

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The show is a fundraiser for the Haddam Neck Congregational Church and proceeds support the annual upkeep of the 19th century Church and Sunday School building, formerly the local one-room schoolhouse. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 3 Apr. 2018 The one room schoolhouse does not have an address, however, 22 Kahn Road is a neighboring property. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 Local Rohingya leaders were summoned to an Aug. 22 meeting at the Chut Pyin schoolhouse, recalled Mr. Hossain, who attended. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "‘We’ll Turn Your Village Into Soil’: Survivors Recount One of Myanmar’s Biggest Massacres," 11 May 2018 She was educated in a one-room schoolhouse and enjoyed roaming the woods and fields near the banks of the Lehigh River. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Margaret Loy Fanok, 101, Penn administrator," 8 May 2018 Hotel Peter and Paul is actually a bundle of buildings: a 19th-century Catholic church, schoolhouse, convent, and rectory reimagined by Ash NYC with gingham drapes woven in Switzerland and antique furniture shipped from Europe. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Tiffany likes to compare her daughter's education to days of old, with her hospital room serving as a one-room schoolhouse. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Children's Hospital became girl's school. On Sunday, she graduates with her class," 5 June 2018 In May, after 40 years housed in an old brick schoolhouse, the museum opened a dramatically modern new building in Ballard. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "New Nordic? Seattle’s Scandinavian food scene reaches far beyond lutefisk and lingonberries," 7 Nov. 2018 Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built the first one in 2009, a mini replica of a red schoolhouse in honor of his mom, a former teacher and unabashed bookworm. Maria Carter, Country Living, "The Lovely Reason Tiny Libraries Are Popping Up All Over the Place," 23 July 2015

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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 How to pronounce schoolhouse (audio) \
plural schoolhouses\ -​ˌhau̇-​zəz \

Kids Definition of schoolhouse

: a building used as a place for teaching and learning

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