Definition of parkhouse

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jan 2 17:53:55 UTC 2008

Thanks for checking that out in the OED. I got nowhere online, but there
was a lot of noise from proper nouns.

It doesn't seem unusual for thesauruses to use questionable words. This
is the first time I've had trouble with a word from Rodale's, though
Laurence Horn was familiar with this word, so perhaps it's a word simply
not well documented.

FWIW, I was looking for something like a gazebo, but more open. I went
with pavilion, based on the graphic at (article at BB

Joel S. Berson wrote:
> Not in OED3 either, and would be between two Draft Revision Dec. 2007
> words I know well  ;-)  parkette and parkie.
> The only instance of "parkhouse*" in OED3 is in "the Parkhouse
> Beckingham Hovercat".
> Joel
> At 1/1/2008 09:24 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>> Rodale's Synonym Finder has "parkhouse" under "gazebo", but I cannot
>> find a definition for parkhouse.
>> Can anyone advise me what this word means?

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