Definitions

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  • n. A house or barn for keeping cows.

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

  • n. a barn for cows

Etymologies

cow +‎ house (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the end they cornered me in my grandparents' cowhouse, and just when I was about to get stung, I woke up.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Christian woman who would give a poor creature rest in her cowhouse or barn for one night?

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Now the ter race overlooked the cowhouse and presently, as he sat there with his children playing about him, the trader heard the Ass say to the Bull,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Derville looked at the dairyman, and stepped back a few paces to glance at the house, the yard, the manure-pool, the cowhouse, the rabbits, the children.

    Le Colonel Chabert

  • To the right of the gate was the cowhouse, with a loft above for fodder; it communicated with the house through the dairy.

    Le Colonel Chabert

  • From the cowhouse lowing came, more than of fifty milking times; moo and moo, and a turn-up noise at the end of every bellow, as if from the very heart of kine.

    Lorna Doone

  • At that time the wind was moaning sadly, and the sky as dark as a wood, and the straw in the yard swirling round and round, and the cows huddling into the great cowhouse, with their chins upon one another.

    Lorna Doone

  • The cowhouse for the more valuable cows was just behind the house.

    Anna Karenina

  • He went straight from the cowhouse to the counting house, and after a little conversation with the bailiff and Semyon the contractor, he went back to the house and straight upstairs to the drawing room.

    Anna Karenina

  • Walking across the yard, passing a snowdrift by the lilac tree, he went into the cowhouse.

    Anna Karenina

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