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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 ?
It is likely enough that in the rough outhouses of some tillers of the heavy lands adjacent to Paris, there were sheltered from the weather that very day, rude carts, bespattered with rustic mire, snuffed about by pigs, and roosted in by poultry, which the Farmer, Death, had already set apart to be his tumbrils of the Revolution.
At the right-hand side, on entering by the front-door, there was a kitchen, with its outhouses attached.
In the District of Minas alone, there were destroyed two hundred and fifty-five houses, two hundred and seventy-six barns, one hundred and fifty-five outhouses, eleven mills, and one church; and the friends of those who refused to surrender were threatened as the victims of their obstinacy.
A giant Negro lifted her to the pommel of his saddle, and while the raiders searched the bungalow and outhouses for plunder he rode with her beyond the gates and waited the coming of his master.
Some slept in the stable and outhouses, some in the common room, some two or three in beds.
The homestead consisted of a threshing floor, outhouses, stables, a bathhouse, a lodge, and a large brick house with semicircular facade still in course of construction.
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.