outhouse


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out·house

 (out′hous′)
n.
1. A small, enclosed structure having one or two holes in a seat built over a pit and serving as an outdoor toilet.
2. An outbuilding, as on a farm.

outhouse

(ˈaʊtˌhaʊs)
n
1. (Architecture) a building near to, but separate from, a main building; outbuilding
2. US an outside lavatory

out•house

(ˈaʊtˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. an outbuilding serving as a toilet; privy.
2. any outbuilding.
[1525–35]

outhouse

A small building detached from a house, such as a garden shed or sometimes a toilet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outhouse - a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecateouthouse - a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
outbuilding - a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building
Translations

outhouse

[ˈaʊthaʊs] N (outhouses (pl)) [ˈaʊthaʊzɪz]
1. (Brit) = outbuilding
2. (US) (= toilet) → retrete m fuera de la casa

outhouse

[ˈaʊthaʊs] n (= shed) → appentis m, remise f
References in classic literature ?
The jury having viewed the body, and having visited an outhouse in which the murder had been committed, the first witness called was Mr.
You will not need the outhouse - rather more than an outhouse, though isn't it?
And take the COMPLEAT FORTUNE-TELLER to the outhouse," Joan continued, rapidly wiping her hands, and donning the garments.
Like a burglar the man came, with infinite caution of silence, to the outhouse in Doctor Emory's back yard where Michael was a prisoner.
The outhouse lay in the neighbourhood of the hives, a gaunt, wooden structure surrounded by bushes.
Early in the morning, before she had risen, he cleared away the snow that obstructed her path to the milk-house, drew water from the well, and brought the wood from the outhouse, where, to his perpetual astonishment, he found his store always replenished by an invisible hand.
A game-cock in the stableyard, deprived of every spark of his accustomed animation, balanced himself dismally on one leg in a corner; a donkey, moping with drooping head under the narrow roof of an outhouse, appeared from his meditative and miserable countenance to be contemplating suicide.
Nearer the road, and surrounded on three sides by bushes, was a small outhouse, one window and the door facing in our direction.
On my imparting this discovery in confidence to Peggotty, she informed me that her brother dealt in lobsters, crabs, and crawfish; and I afterwards found that a heap of these creatures, in a state of wonderful conglomeration with one another, and never leaving off pinching whatever they laid hold of, were usually to be found in a little wooden outhouse where the pots and kettles were kept.
I've got something here,' he mumbled, lead- ing the way to an outhouse at a little distance from his other farm-buildings.
She had learned something of the death of the convict, and she knew that the hound was being kept in the outhouse on the evening that Sir Henry was coming to dinner.
Creeping forward, taking advantage of every cover, lying flat and motionless when the sentry's face was toward him, the ape-man at last reached the sheltering shadows of an outhouse just inside the lines.