Definition of outhouse in English:
1A building such as a shed or barn that is built on to or in the grounds of a house.
- Sheds, outhouses, garages, barns were emptied of their contents - chainsaws, power tools, mowers, bicycles - at first by unknown hands and then what was left by the owners.
- Manor houses with extensive outhouses and grounds cost €450,000 to €600,000.
- It also guarantees work for the remaining weavers who work the wool into bales of cloth in sheds, barns and outhouses along the Atlantic stretch.
1.1chiefly North American An outside toilet.
- Houses come with a genuine corrugated metal roof, clapboard siding and an outhouse (with modern plumbing, of course).
- Toilet paper, around for almost 300 years, hasn't changed much in the past century since indoor plumbing replaced outhouses - and the dried leaves people used.
- When they moved in, there was no indoor plumbing, only an outhouse at the back of the property.
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