Definitions

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

  • n. Chiefly British A tavern.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of pot-house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alehouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ale-house; a liquor-saloon.

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

  • n. tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals

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Examples

  • The future will organize the exodus of whole villages, which, like those of the Hebrides in the last century, will bear with them to new worlds their Lares and Penates, their wives, families, and friends, who will lay out the church and the churchyard after the old fashion familiar to their youth, and who will not forget the palaver-house, vulgarly called pothouse or pub.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Lares and Penates, their wives, families, and friends, who will lay out the church and the churchyard after the old fashion familiar to their youth, and who will not forget the palaver - house, vulgarly called pothouse or pub.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1

  • As far as I can tell, the term "pothouse" chiefly meant a tavern, but was sometimes used to describe a building in which pottery was made.

    The intire account of fome incidents from 257 years ago

  • Butler is as much above Scarron as a man accustomed to good company is above a singer at a pothouse.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • I think pothouse is a place wherein the fishermen keep their wicker lobster pots, wicker fish pots and etc.

    The intire account of fome incidents from 257 years ago

  • The Colonel and young pothouse have gone down to spend a few days with their elderly relative.

    The Newcomes

  • It was therefore no surprise when we stopped to refresh ourselves at a pothouse on the edge of the tiny, half-abandoned settlement, to find Richard Brown awaiting us.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • There was a deal of shouting from Jamie's direction, and general hubbub, as a few people came out of the pothouse, staring.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • He lay there while Afanasy, gloomy and scowling, hovered about him, sighing heavily, and smelling like a pothouse.

    The Wife

  • There is no pulpit; the only ornament is a rude representation of the Meccan Mosque, nailed like a pothouse print to the wall; and the sole articles of furniture are ragged mats and old boxes, containing tattered chapters of the Koran in greasy bindings.

    First footsteps in East Africa

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