springhouse

noun

spring·​house ˈspriŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce springhouse (audio)
: a small building situated over a spring and used for cool storage (as of dairy products or meat)

Examples of springhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stroll grounds with executive director of the 122-acre farm and learn history of the house, bank barn and springhouse. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 10 Sep. 2023 The Castle itself stands as the main attraction, surrounded by a sunken garden and beautiful springhouse. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 10 June 2023 The main structures on the Blackacre property include the stone cottage, which was the original home of Moses and Phebe Tyler and their 10 children; the springhouse, which was used as a refrigeration unit; and the farmhouse, now known as the Presley Tyler House. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 17 Mar. 2022 The Waukesha Preservation Alliance, in a posting on its Facebook page following the county vote, noted that the original draft of the settlement did not include the springhouse near the former mud baths hotel building. Jim Riccioli, Journal Sentinel, 5 Oct. 2022 The 1800s saw the addition of a superintendent’s house, a bank barn, a stone springhouse and a smokehouse. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 The springhouse can also be rented and provide indoor seating for up to 60 guests. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 3 Dec. 2021 In a springhouse, the cool rushing water leeches heat from the materials of the structure, and that, in turn, cools the air inside. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 13 Jan. 2021 See cabin built in 1795 and 2-story springhouse/schoolhouse dating from 1800. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, 5 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of springhouse was in 1755

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“Springhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springhouse. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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