outhouse definition

  • noun:
    • A small, enclosed structure having one or two holes in a seat built over a pit and helping as an outdoor toilet.
    • An outbuilding, as on a farm.
    • An outbuilding, a little framework situated away, or perhaps not directly accessed from, a principal building.
    • An outdoor bathroom, (or usually simply a seat over a cesspool) in a wooden cubicle, where term is normally talking about a permanent facility. In which a backyard lavatory is set up on a temporary basis, the expression transportable bathroom is generally made use of. The slang terms john and johnny house are sometimes used to recognize an outdoor toilet; see also privy.
    • A small house or building at slightly length from the primary household; an outbuilding.
    • A small building with more than one seats and a pit underneath, designed for usage as a toilet; a privy.
    • A small house or building separate from the main house; an outbuilding; specifically, in law, under the definition of arson, a building contributory to habitation, separate from the main structure, and so by the common-law rules a parcel of the dwelling-house or not, according as it is within or without the curtilage.
    • a little outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate

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