customhouse
also customshouse noun Date: 15th century a building where customs and duties are paid or collected and where vessels are entered and cleared

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  • Customhouse — Cus tom*house ( hous ), n. The building where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered or cleared. [1913 Webster] {Customhouse broker}, an agent who acts for merchants in the business of entering and clearing goods and vessels.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • customhouse — [kus′təm hous΄] n. a building or office where customs or duties are paid and ships are cleared for entering or leaving: also customshouse * * * cus·tom·house (kŭsʹtəm hous ) also cus·toms·house ( təmz ) n. A governmental building or office where… …   Universalium

  • customhouse — [kus′təm hous΄] n. a building or office where customs or duties are paid and ships are cleared for entering or leaving: also customshouse …   English World dictionary

  • customhouse —   Hale kuke, hale dute aupuni.    ♦ Customhouse officer, luna kuke …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • customhouse — n. government office where customs and duties are paid and vessels are cleared …   English contemporary dictionary

  • customhouse — cus•tom•house [[t]ˈkʌs təmˌhaʊs[/t]] also cus′toms•house n. pl. hous•es [[t] ˌhaʊ zɪz[/t]] gov a government building or office, as at a seaport, for collecting customs, clearing vessels, etc • Etymology: 1480–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • customhouse — noun a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country • Syn: ↑customshouse • Hypernyms: ↑government building * * * noun also customshouse ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymol …   Useful english dictionary

  • Customhouse Historic District — U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. Historic district …   Wikipedia

  • Customhouse and Post Office (Washington, D.C.) — Customhouse and Post Office U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Customhouse broker — Customhouse Cus tom*house ( hous ), n. The building where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered or cleared. [1913 Webster] {Customhouse broker}, an agent who acts for merchants in the business of entering and clearing goods… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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