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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings, Household
outhouseout‧house /ˈaʊthaʊs/ noun [countable]  1 British EnglishTBB a small building which is near to and belongs to a larger main building syn outbuilding2 American EnglishDH a small building over a hole in the ground that is used as a toilet, in a camping area or, in the past, behind a house syn privy British English
Examples from the Corpus
outhouseThey were nowhere to be seen, so I then conducted a search of all the store rooms and outhouses.The growing population needs more roads, wooden shacks and outhouses.Many of the tenants lived in substandard adobe apartments, some with backyard outhouses.Hardened matrons and their brick outhouse sidekicks clasped their hands in front of their chins and let their eyes become wet.Thefts warning: Thieves have also been at work in outhouses and cars around the village.Lock any shed, garage or outhouse.I shake my head and indicate the outhouse.Not when they shoveled snow from the path to the outhouse.
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