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  1. saltbox(noun)

    a type of house built in New England; has two stories in front and one behind

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  1. saltbox(Noun)

    a distinctively shaped wooden frame house with two storeys at the front and one behind, characteristic of New England

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  1. Saltbox

    A saltbox is a building with a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back, generally a wooden frame house. A saltbox has just one story in the back and two stories in the front. The flat front and central chimney are recognizable features, but the asymmetry of the unequal sides and the long, low rear roof line are the most distinctive features of a saltbox, which takes its name from its resemblance to a wooden lidded box in which salt was once kept.


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