boarding house

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boarding house (plural boarding houses)

  1. A private house in which paying residents are provided with accommodation and meals.
    • 1959 April, B. Perren, “The Essex Coast Branches of the Great Eastern Line”, in Trains Illustrated, page 191:
      Yet Clacton, like every other station at a big seaside resort, is bedevilled by the traditional insistence of boarding-house landladies that their clients must arrive on Saturday before lunch and leave on Saturday after breakfast.
  2. A boarding school building where boarders live during term time.

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