saltbox [sôlt′bäks΄]n.1. a box for salt, with a sloping lid☆ 2. a house, as in colonial New England, shaped somewhat like this, having two stories in front and one at the rear, and a gable roof with a much longer slope at the rear
* * *salt·box (sôltʹbŏks') n.A frame house with two stories in front and one in back, having a pitched roof with unequal sides, being short and high in front and long and low in back.
* * *Clapboard house of the original New England settlers having two stories in front, a single story in the rear, and a double-sloped roof that is longer over the rear section.It arose from the tradition of locating the kitchen in a lean-to behind the house; the roof was simply extended over the lean-to, creating the characteristic long-in-back silhouette.
* * *in architecture, type of residential building popular in colonial New England, having two stories in front and a single story in the rear and a double-sloped roof that is longer over the rear section.The original clapboard houses of the New England settlers were constructed around a great central chimney. On the first floor were two large rooms, the hall and the parlour. Upstairs were bedrooms.As families grew both in size and in prosperity, it became traditional to move the kitchen out of the hall into a lean-to constructed at the back of the house. The pitched roof was then extended downward over the new kitchen, creating the characteristic long-in-back silhouette that gave the house its name. Late in the 17th century the lean-to was often included as part of the original design of a house. Well-preserved saltbox houses can still be seen in New England.
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saltbox — receptacle for keeping salt for domestic use, 1610s, from SALT (Cf. salt) (n.) + BOX (Cf. box) (n.). As a type of frame house, 1876, so called from resemblance of shape … Etymology dictionary
saltbox — [sôlt′bäks΄] n. 1. a box for salt, with a sloping lid ☆ 2. a house, as in colonial New England, shaped somewhat like this, having two stories in front and one at the rear, and a gable roof with a much longer slope at the rear … English World dictionary
Saltbox — A saltbox is a wooden frame house with a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back. A saltbox has just one storey in the back and two stories in the front. The flat front and central chimney are recognizable features, but the asymmetry of… … Wikipedia
saltbox — noun Date: 1876 a frame dwelling with two stories in front and one behind and a roof with a long rear slope … New Collegiate Dictionary
saltbox — m Casa de entramado de madera, caracterнstica de Nueva Inglaterra, que posee una cubierta a dos aguas en la que el faldуn frontal es considerablemente mбs corto que el trasero … Diccionario de Construcción y Arquitectur
saltbox — noun a distinctively shaped wooden frame house with two storeys at the front and one behind, characteristic of New England … Wiktionary
saltbox — n. box for storing salt; American architectural style with two stories in the front of the building and one in the rear (found mainly in New England) … English contemporary dictionary
saltbox — noun N. Amer. a frame house having up to three storeys at the front and one fewer at the back with a steeply pitched roof … English new terms dictionary
saltbox — noun a type of house built in New England; has two stories in front and one behind • Hypernyms: ↑house … Useful english dictionary
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