Definitions

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  • n. The single object or multiple objects attached to a building (or an object adjacent to it such as a mailbox or post) to display the street address assigned to that structure.
  • n. The street address numbers painted on a building (or an object such as a mailbox or post near the building), or painted on the curb of the street in front of the building.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The address on the license had a five-digit house number and a Los Angeles street name and a zip that meant nothing to Reacher.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • “You testified that you recognized Detective Della Porta’s house number when it came over the radio, isn’t that right?”

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  • Because Ready could look at a map of a four-square-mile area of the city located within its unique zip code, and with a few hours of mind-numbing work, he could isolate a single, distinct house within that zip code using only the house number as an indicator of where it was.

    Unpretty

  • Kate now knew 221B was the London house number of Sherlock Holmes.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • It was a five-digit house number on a road that came under the Eureka post office.

    Persuader

  • The street was the Serafinos '. but the house number was reversed.

    Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry

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