spring·​house | \ ˈspriŋ-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce springhouse (audio) \

Definition of springhouse

: 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 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 The Springland springhouse is in a side yard, amid the hostas. John Kelly, Washington Post, 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of springhouse

1755, in the meaning defined above

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“Springhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springhouse. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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