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field house

Syllabification: field house

Definition of field house in English:


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
  • Another brought together 4,000 people in the Cornell University field house, where Daniel Berrigan actually came out from the underground where he had fled to escape the government's prosecution of his anti-war activities.
  • 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
  • If we didn't want to play basketball, baseball, soccer, or whatever sport we were supposed to play, we could just go down to the newly built field house and hang out.
  • It also paid $109,800 to Evergro Canada Inc. for fertilizer used in local parks and $292,700 to Barclay Restorations Ltd. 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.

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