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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wall built on the boundary line of adjoining properties and shared by both owners.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A commonly shared wall dividing two properties

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wall that separates adjoining houses, as in a block or row.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wall upon the line between the premises of adjoining owners, which each has the right to use as a support for his structure, and usually also to some extent for chimneys, water-pipes, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wall erected on the line between two properties and shared by both owners

Etymologies

Obsolete party, shared, divided, from Old French parti; see parti-colored.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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