roadhouse

[ rohd-hous ]SEE DEFINITION OF roadhouse

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROADHOUSE

So Burroughs knew of a drive to a roadhouse and a convivial night.

On the way Ismay told him to stop at a roadhouse, got out and brought Nelly a drink.

I'm speaking from a roadhouse in the Bronx; going straight from here to the bank.

One day he was on his way home from Albany and stopped at a roadhouse at Kingston.

I took her out to dinner, to a roadhouse, a few days ago, and she said she saw him there.

The roadhouse is presided over by a very able body of the clan of Ferguson.

Near the roadhouse was an Indian village where he had expected to get a guide for the journey to Kamatlah.

One of the items was that the stage for Katma had failed to reach the roadhouse at Smith's Crossing.

A moment more and an automobile carrying four men was speeding to the roadhouse, while Fred rode alongside.

It was attractive enough as a roadhouse, but it was wretched as an imitation paradise.

WORD ORIGIN

"inn by a roadside," 1857, later "place for refreshment and entertainment along a road" (1922), from road (n.) + house (n.).

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nountemporary, short-term residence, often for travelers
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