station house


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Many lived near the Sixth Precinct station house in tenements where their families had lived for decades. Andrew Meier, New York Times, 10 Dec. 2022 In addition, the large badge affixed to the front of the Chesterton Police Department’s station house has been draped with black cloth in memory of Komisarcik. Chicago Tribune, 2 Sep. 2022 Bring your family and friends out to the Lester Rail Trail for train rides around a miniature railroad and station house. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 22 June 2022 On the morning of May 25, 2018, Weinstein was ordered to surrender at the New York Police Department’s First Precinct station house, in lower Manhattan. Ken Auletta, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 The scene where a police officer was shot inside a car outside the 25th Precinct station house in Harlem, on Jan. 1, 2022, in New York. NBC News, 3 Jan. 2022 While the team is responding to a call, a fire breaks out at their station house. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of station house was in 1805

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Cite this Entry

“Station house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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