wash·​house ˈwȯsh-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce washhouse (audio)
: a building used or equipped for washing
especially : one for washing clothes

Examples of washhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Built on the site of an old washhouse and tobacco drying tower, the barn has a tall steel-frame pine roof slitted with skylights. Jason Horowitz, Town & Country, 16 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of washhouse was in 1577

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“Washhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washhouse. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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