- IPA[ˈdeTH ˌhous]
- a building in which prisoners are kept in preparation for execution；a house in which someone has died.
noun: death house, plural noun: death houses
- 1. US informal a building in which prisoners are kept in preparation for execution officers who have taken prisoners from death row to the death house say the journey is always a very solemn one
- 2. a house in which someone has died.
- ▪ a place for storing bodies prior to burial or cremation.