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1. rare US a euphemistic word for brothel
2. archaic a tavern or inn frequented by gamblers or other sportsmen
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|Noun||1.||sporting house - a building where prostitutes are available|
bagnio, bawdyhouse, bordello, brothel, cathouse, house of ill repute, house of prostitution, whorehouse
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
massage parlor - a place where illicit sex is available under the guise of therapeutic massage