Glossary of House Terms

Vintage definitions can clarify old documents

You can find plenty of useful lists of terms and definitions as well as glossaries concerning home construction and finance in many locations on the Web. Our goal is to collect terms as they were used when your home was built. Over time, terminology changes. Sometimes the usage is marked by insignificant differences, but occasionally terms can change dramatically. Others become archaic and fall out of use entirely. Our glossary of terms and definitions, gathered from old publications and books, are presented for reference as they were originally published.


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