field house

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *feldhous, from Old English feldhūs ‎(a tent), equivalent to field +‎ house. Modern sense is from 1895,[1] originally, a side building by an outdoor sports field, later used for large buildings for indoor sports.

Noun[edit]

field house ‎(plural field houses)

  1. (rare) A tent.
  2. (Canada, US) A large building for indoor sports, particularly at colleges.
  3. (Canada, US) A building for equipment storage and changing rooms (locker rooms) by an outdoor sports field.

References[edit]

  1. ^ field house” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.