house-raising definition

  • noun:
    • The building of a residence or its framework by a team of pals or neighbors.
    • A gathering for the construction of a home by a team of next-door neighbors, frequently in a rural community, and often achieved in one time; like a barn-raising.
    • A gathering of the inhabitants in a thinly settled district to assist a neighbor in raising the frame of his house.
    • building by a group of next-door neighbors

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