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

  • n. A small room or entryway in a house where wet or muddy footwear and clothing can be removed.

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  • n. A room used to act as a barrier between outdoors and indoors.


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  • And that mudroom is now perfect for hanging coats and storing shoes.

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  • But the garage addition with a mudroom is being built around the bin of frozen shoes, and hopefully I will someday soon have shelves for them all!

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  • When it became clear that they would not go away, she said, "I remember a time when the mudroom was a refuge from the day's cares."

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  • Inside the vestibule you enter the mudroom, which is a hall with four doors and a wall of hooks and shelves for hanging jackets and stacking shoes and boots.

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  • Field Guides - they used to be with agrarian titles, but we found we wanted them when we had just gotten back from a walk in the woods, so we put them in the mudroom, which is where I intend to move the microscope one of these days.

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  • Nearby is the mudroom which is accessed from the oversized three car garage and work area, or from the back door.

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  • She passed through a mudroom into the living room, nearly tripping on an umbrella.

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  • Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal There are five bedrooms and 6½ bathrooms, as well as a sitting room, a mudroom, a gym and wraparound sun deck.

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  • "If you have 40 tons of fruit a season, that's 80,000 pounds, that's hundreds of thousands of peach pits," said Mrs. Sullivan, who is planning to replace the black slate floor in the mudroom she says it shows everything with a peach-pit floor.

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  • As I inch my way through the mudroom, granny cane in my right hand, Bob guiding me on the left, an overwhelming but nonspecific sense that something is different washes over me.

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