Cow Houses

A enclosed building of relatively modest size used for sheltering or stabling cows or bulls. For a large structure used to shelter dozens or more animals, use "dairy barns" or "cattle barns." For a structure with at least one open side, use "cowsheds.".

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cow houses American English
houses, cow American English
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cow-houses British English
cow-house British English
koeienstallen Dutch

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A enclosed building of relatively modest size used for sheltering or stabling cows or bulls. For a large structure used to shelter dozens or more animals, use "dairy barns" or "cattle barns." For a structure with at least one open side, use "cowsheds."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300265627. The J. Paul Getty Trust.