station house


Definition of station house

: a house at a post or station especially : police station

Examples of station house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firefighters made up the bulk of the assembly—many wore T-shirts identifying themselves by station house, ladder, and engine. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2021 The three suspects, whose ages are 21, 44 and 49, were taken to NYPD's nearby 24th precinct station house, police said. NBC News, 16 Sep. 2021 Her final work was at another station house in southwest London. Washington Post, 8 July 2021 Many of the spending cuts the NYPD saw, including millions of dollars for a new police precinct station house in southeast Queens, have been restored as the city has received federal funding to fill Covid-19 budget shortfalls. Katie Honan, WSJ, 11 May 2021 In the Minneapolis station house, Inspector Adams heard of remarks from a few rank-and-file officers who believed the defense’s argument that drugs killed Mr. Floyd and that Mr. Chauvin had followed his training. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2021 The people arrested Saturday were booked at a station house. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2020 The engines in question are each part of a multi-company station house. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 13 Nov. 2020 Cruz, having retained a lawyer, had come to the station house voluntarily. Joe Sexton, ProPublica, 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of station house

1805, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of station house was in 1805

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11 Nov 2021

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“Station house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of station house

: a house or building that is part of a station especially : police station


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