Definition of station house in English:

station house


North American
  • A police or fire station.

    • ‘If a rookie cop is assigned to a corrupt station house, he stands a good chance of being corrupted himself.’
    • ‘Would a reasonable person in Alvarado's position have felt free simply to get up and walk out of the small room in the station house at will during his 2-hour police interrogation?’
    • ‘Of course, you could buy a local semi-detached home in turn-key condition for the same price but it would be unlikely to have the charm or village setting of the station house.’
    • ‘Mary, no doubt felt some class distinction from the English pastoralist's wife, who, with her leisure and her letters, made Irish jokes, and entertained on a grand scale at the station house.’
    • ‘Patrol cars pull in and out of a Brooklyn station house, located off a two-mile stretch of low-rent shops and apartments that has seen 16 shootings in the past three weeks.’
    • ‘They managed to use a telephone in a local drug store and they called the 125th Street station house to report what they had seen.’
    • ‘Her arrival at the High Street station house comes almost a year after she first joined the profession as a retained firefighter providing 24-hour cover at Kettering in Northamptonshire.’
    • ‘An arbitrated settlement in 1992 allowed the city to cut 17 fire units and three station houses.’
    • ‘At dawn, a separate car transported each officer to the station house.’
    • ‘Indeed, as happened on a recent call to a Manhattan station house, no information at all got recorded when the sergeant answering the phone simply couldn't find a pen.’
    • ‘Police say Ho admitted his attempted bribery back at the station house.’
    • ‘Twelve of the 30 firefighters from our local station house in Brooklyn died when the World Trade Centre collapsed.’
    • ‘Jim pulled into traffic and drove towards Bryce's station house.’
    • ‘Why has he not mentioned the outstanding issue of an empty fire station house without an engine or unit?’
    • ‘It seems he wandered into the station house on Easter Sunday and found several of his fellow officers praying!’
    • ‘Officers quickly responded to the scene, which occurred within blocks of the 67th Precinct station house.’
    • ‘They also performed services such as rescuing lost children or animals or lodging the homeless temporarily in station houses.’
    • ‘They took you to the 30th Street station house, where the two of you were photographed with I.D. numbers hanging from your necks.’
    • ‘The period home was the original station house in the village and had renovated into a residence since the line was stopped 60 years ago.’
    • ‘She was 12 at the time, and set off cycling from her home, Elvington station house, with five of her friends eager to see the wreckage.’
    office, depot, base, headquarters, centre
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