Definition of schoolhouse in English:


Line breaks: school|house
Pronunciation: /ˈskuːlhaʊs


1A building used as a school, especially in a small community or village.
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  • And until the expulsion of the Jesuits in the early 1760s, the church controlled virtually all educational institutions, from village schoolhouses to university faculties.
  • She had just come home from another uneventful day at the village schoolhouse.
  • It was a schoolhouse for this particular community where elders could teach the young something about their environmental traditions, their past, and also their aspirations for the future.
1.1British , chiefly historical A private house adjoining a small school, lived in by the school’s teacher.

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