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Definition of housing:

  1. A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.
  2. A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck of a ship when laid up.
  3. A frame or support for holding something in place, as journal boxes, etc.
  4. A houseline. See Houseline.
  5. A niche for a statue.
  6. An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.
  7. of House
  8. That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
  9. That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
  10. The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.
  11. 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.


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