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outbuilding Line breaks: out|build¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtbɪldɪŋ/

Definition of outbuilding in English:


A smaller separate building such as a shed or barn that belongs to a main building, such as a house or farm.
Example sentences
  • He added the main mill building and outbuildings would be demolished because they were fragile and there were traces of asbestos.
  • A stone arch separates the main house from stone outbuildings measuring 50 feet by 15.
  • Farms can also provide outbuildings or barns for work to take place away from prying eyes.

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