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See also: milk-house


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From milk +‎ house.


milkhouse (plural milkhouses)

  1. A building (or portion thereof) on a dairy farm where milk is collected, cooled, and stored temporarily, pending sale and shipment.
    • 1949, University of Wisconsin. Extension Service, Special circular:
      The milkhouse should be well insulated so that a minimum amount of heat will be needed during winter.
    • 1972, Amos Long, The Pennsylvania German family farm:
      On many farms the early milkhouse and pumphouse were one. Most farmers during the latter part of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries with a herd of milk cows had a milkhouse.
  2. A place where milk is processed into products such as butter or cheese; a dairy.