peelhouse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

peel +‎ house

Noun[edit]

peelhouse (plural peelhouses)

  1. (archaic) A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
    • Sir Walter Scott, The Abbot (chapter VI)
      Here are two sovereigns in the land, a regnant and a claimant - that is enough of one good thing - but if any one wants more, he may find a king in every peelhouse in the country; so if we lack government, it is not for lack of governors.

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