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saltbox

Syllabification: salt·box
Pronunciation: /ˈsôltˌbäks
 
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Definition of saltbox in English:

noun

North American
A frame house having up to three stories at the front and one fewer at the back with a steeply pitched roof.
Example sentences
  • It was a saltbox style building with a second saltbox attached as an ell to the first giving the inn two identical facades when viewed from a corner.
  • Mingling the best of old and new, the renovated saltbox remains faithful to its humble origins while accommodating the personality of its residents.
  • Their domicile was a very simple affair, a clapboard saltbox with a ‘parlor’ and kitchen on the left side and two bedrooms on the right, built ‘in the round’, with no hallway.

Words that rhyme with saltbox

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