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 (kŭs′təm-hous′) also cus·toms·house (-təmz-)
A governmental building or office where customs are collected and ships are cleared for entering or leaving the country.


(ˈkʌs təmˌhaʊs)

also cus′toms•house`,

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a government building or office, as at a seaport, for collecting customs, clearing vessels, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.customhouse - a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country
government building - a building that houses a branch of government


[ˈkʌstəmhaʊs] N (US) → aduana f
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IN LIGHT of the tower block disaster in London on June 14, we have the news (Echo, June 14) that there are to be built eight tower blocks ranging from 10 to 42 storeys, including a 20-storey hotel in Customhouse Street.
Planned for land on Customhouse Street, Cardiff, next to Radisson Blu hotel, the student tower block could become the tallest residential building in Wales, far eclipsing Swansea's 351ft Meridian Tower.
He set up a customhouse there, and because of his activities his name became the root for today's customs word "tariff".
They were marched to a yard near the customhouse and guarded by soldiers.
shall bear a name or mark calculated to induce the public to believe that the article is manufactured in the United States, or that is manufactured in any foreign country or locality other than the country or locality in which it is in fact manufactured, shall be admitted to entry at any customhouse of the United States.
The new building at Customhouse Quay in Greenock sits right on the waterfront, overlooking the river and the boats that James (Jimmy) Watt has drawn and painted since he was a boy.