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Hous"ing (?), n. [From House. In some of its senses this word has been confused with the following word.]


The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.


That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.


3. Arch. (a)

The space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion of part of another, as the end of one timber in the side of another.


A niche for a statue.

4. Mach.

A frame or support for holding something in place, as journal boxes, etc.

5. Naut. (a)

That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.


A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck of a ship when laid up.


A houseline. See Houseline.


© Webster 1913.

Hous"ing, n. [From Houss.]


A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.


An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.


© Webster 1913.

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