school·​house ˈskül-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce schoolhouse (audio)
: a building used as a school and especially as an elementary school

Examples of schoolhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the outside, the building could as easily be a schoolhouse or hotel, with tall doors tucked under concrete arches and little balconies bracketing the windows along the second floor. Ligaya Mishan Anthony Cotsifas Emily Woo Zeller Tanya Pérez Quinton Kamara, New York Times, 13 May 2024 Her mission: Make sure no one harassed the Afghan girls walking to their schoolhouse with their fathers. Daniel Langhorne, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 May 2024 When Wallace stood in a schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama, trying to block two Black students from registering, President Kennedy called in the Alabama National Guard at a time when his brother, Robert, was the nation’s attorney general. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 Most of that work takes place in a turn-of-the-century brick schoolhouse just outside of Hudson; Gibson bought it in 2012 and began converting it into a 14,000-square-foot studio. Jillian Steinhauer, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2024 By the 75th anniversary of the 1854 meeting in 1929, the schoolhouse fully embraced its birthplace status, and became a requisite stop for Republican politicians from Wendell Willkie to Joseph McCarthy. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 18 Mar. 2024 The former costars visited recreations of the schoolhouse, mercantile and the iconic little house itself, which are set up, along with costumes and memorabilia, for an upcoming fan event known as Prairie Palooza. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2024 Hotel Peter and Paul Once a church, rectory, schoolhouse, and convent, Hotel Peter and Paul has refurbished the former religious institution into a memorable boutique hotel. Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 In 2023, the schoolhouse, now a museum, was moved for the third time to a newer commercial district in Ripon, in a bid to bring more visitors. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schoolhouse was in the 14th century

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“Schoolhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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school·​house -ˌhau̇s How to pronounce schoolhouse (audio)
: a building used as a school

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