station house


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

Examples of station house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following his arrest, Mr. Louima was sodomized with a broken broomstick by another white police officer in the 70th Precinct station house. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2023 Today, the former train station houses the Mount Airy Museum, run by the historical society. Jennifer Donatelli, Washington Post, 12 July 2023 At the time, the New York Police Department told PEOPLE he was then arrested and taken to the 9th precinct station house. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 2 June 2023 The traveling party went to the NYPD's 19th Precinct station house, on East 67th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues, for about 15 minutes before getting into another car and leaving without being followed, sources said. Henry Austin, NBC News, 17 May 2023 Since legalization, cannabis shops have surfaced nearly everywhere: two blocks from a police precinct station house in Long Island City, across an intersection from a middle school in Harlem and on top of a subway station in Williamsburg, for example. Ashley Southall, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2022 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

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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 20 Apr. 2024.

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