saltbox
noun Date: 1876 a frame dwelling with two stories in front and one behind and a roof with a long rear slope

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  • saltbox — [sôlt′bäks΄] n. 1. a box for salt, with a sloping lid ☆ 2. a house, as in colonial New England, shaped somewhat like this, having two stories in front and one at the rear, and a gable roof with a much longer slope at the rear * * * salt·box… …   Universalium

  • saltbox — receptacle for keeping salt for domestic use, 1610s, from SALT (Cf. salt) (n.) + BOX (Cf. box) (n.). As a type of frame house, 1876, so called from resemblance of shape …   Etymology dictionary

  • saltbox — [sôlt′bäks΄] n. 1. a box for salt, with a sloping lid ☆ 2. a house, as in colonial New England, shaped somewhat like this, having two stories in front and one at the rear, and a gable roof with a much longer slope at the rear …   English World dictionary

  • Saltbox — A saltbox is a wooden frame house with a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back. A saltbox has just one storey in the back and two stories in the front. The flat front and central chimney are recognizable features, but the asymmetry of… …   Wikipedia

  • saltbox — m Casa de entramado de madera, caracterнstica de Nueva Inglaterra, que posee una cubierta a dos aguas en la que el faldуn frontal es considerablemente mбs corto que el trasero …   Diccionario de Construcción y Arquitectur

  • saltbox — noun a distinctively shaped wooden frame house with two storeys at the front and one behind, characteristic of New England …   Wiktionary

  • saltbox — n. box for storing salt; American architectural style with two stories in the front of the building and one in the rear (found mainly in New England) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saltbox — noun N. Amer. a frame house having up to three storeys at the front and one fewer at the back with a steeply pitched roof …   English new terms dictionary

  • saltbox — noun a type of house built in New England; has two stories in front and one behind • Hypernyms: ↑house …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saltbox (album) — Infobox Album Name = Saltbox Type = Album Artist = Red Aunts Released = 1996 Genre = Punk Rock Length = Label = Epitaph Last album = #1 Chicken (1995) This album = Saltbox (1996) Next album = Ghetto Blaster (1998) Saltbox is the fourth full… …   Wikipedia

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