from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A frame house with two stories in front and one in back, having a pitched roof with unequal sides, being short and high in front and long and low in back.
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- n. a distinctively shaped wooden frame house with two storeys at the front and one behind, characteristic of New England
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a type of house built in New England; has two stories in front and one behind
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The style that is called a saltbox has a low wall and roofline on the north side for protection from harsh weather and maintains a tall wall on the south for natural exposure to the sun’s warmth.
The saltbox is an easy way to use the shape of the building to provide natural light, heat, and protection.
We turn left and there it is: our saltbox on the water.
Johnny, wearing only dark jeans and an Ace bandage wrapped high around his rib cage, lay on his narrow bed in the attic bedroom of my saltbox farmhouse.
Stepping from the car, Douglas took in the yellow colonial saltbox—a post-and-beam construction with a flat front and center chimney.
A hiccup congealed in her throat as she watched the flames lick through the broken front window of the little saltbox house.
It was a pre-Revolutionary saltbox with a pillared porch set in an acre of beautifully gardened grounds; a look around the back revealed a breezeway connecting the main structure to what, in the old days, would have been a kitchen annex.
The saltbox home in the Hamptons commissioned by author Truman Capote in 1961 has gone on the market for $14.6 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.
But it looks ridiculous, because you have all of these sedate saltbox-style New England houses with picture windows and concrete porches and bland brown coloring ...
The town is postcard beautiful, full of richly painted saltbox houses and churches.