tenement house

noun

Definition of tenement house 

: apartment building especially : one meeting minimum standards of sanitation, safety, and comfort and usually located in a city

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Taken from tenement houses, or row houses, the remnants are from archaeological digs spanning 11 years as researchers and historians piece them together to create a picture of the lives of these workers. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Digging for mid-1800s trash uncovers lives of Corktown residents," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of tenement house

1858, in the meaning defined above

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