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noun (plural Ls or L's)
2.1 (usually ell) North American An extension of a building or room that is at right angles to the main part: 1820 brick Federal Colonial featuring clapboard ell
More example sentences
- The roof of the kitchen ell was raised and a suite of rooms for servants added on the second story.
- He found that the cellar extended under both sections of the house, that the stone foundation walls were uniform throughout, and that the first-floor framing indicated a single sill common to both the main house and ell.
- In June 1852 Thomas Gilmour bought a lot on Prytania Street for $6,100, and the house, which had six rooms and a service ell, was finished in 1853 at a cost of $9,500.