Definition of field house in English:

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field house



North American
1A large building, often part of a college, that provides space for a variety of athletic facilities, such as basketball and squash courts, a running track, a swimming pool, exercise equipment, and often an indoor arena with spectator seating.
Example sentences
  • 4,000 people gathered in the university field house.
  • She strode through the field house door.
  • Reaching their dreams has taken one lap at a time as they zoomed around the field house parking lot.
2A building usually adjacent to an athletic field and equipped with changing rooms, lockers, showers, etc., for those using the athletic facility.
Example sentences
  • It also paid $292,700 to the company for replacement of the field house in Myrtle Park.
  • True, it is not the easiest monument to find: a modest stele just north of the field house in Tompkins Square Park.
  • It is a classic Moses park - ball fields, basketball courts, a red-brick field house - designed by Gilmore Clarke, the landscape architect of the Westchester parkways.

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