Definition of parkhouse

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 2 18:10:19 UTC 2008

At 9:53 AM -0800 1/2/08, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>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

Not really; I was just extrapolating from context.  Whatever it is,
I'm sure it's not as cute, etymologically speaking, as "gazebo".


>, 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".
>>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?
>The American Dialect Society -

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