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

  • n. One of a series of houses, often of similar or identical design, situated side by side and joined by common walls.

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  • n. A variety of residential building where the individual houses lining a street share adjacent walls in common and have a continuous stretch of roof

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

  • n. a house that is one of a row of identical houses situated side by side and sharing common walls


Compound of row and house. (Wiktionary)


  • It was in the middle of the block on Fifty-third off Blackstone, what was called a row house from an earlier century, strange to the eyes of a man who thought of houses as being miles apart from each other.

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  • At the very moment I am pulling the curtains from in front of our bedroom window, the twister is ripping the face from a row house on Sixty-second Street at Sixth Avenue.


  • Sampson and I drove to Jiang An-Lo's place of business, a duplex row house on the corner of Eighteenth and M Streets in Northeast.


  • She stood on the sidewalk, hidden behind some anemic evergreens, looking at the row house that was, according to his lawyer's Rolodex, Victor Symington's current residence.

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  • Jiang An-Lo's row house was faded, peeling yellow, and looked decrepit from the outside.


  • She had a base in and around Baltimore, where she lived in a nine-foot-wide row house in the old ethnic neighborhood of Fells Point; the Baltimore area accounted for the single largest bloc of voters in the primary.

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