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Definition of "springhouse" []

  • A small storehouse constructed over a spring and used to keep food cool. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "springhouse" in a sentence
  • "The springhouse was a little lumpy adobe building, so cool on the inside that Augustus would have been tempted to live in it had it not been for its popularity with black widows, yellow jackets and centipedes."
  • "Marsali and Bree were bringing down jugs of it from the springhouse, where it had been cooling, along with buttermilk and beer."
  • "The sky was still light, but only just, as I came down past the springhouse and into the backyard."