Definition of searching house in English:

searching house

Pronunciation /ˈsəːtʃɪŋ haʊs/


  • A building or office in which searches of people, baggage, etc., are conducted, especially (a) one at a custom house where baggage or cargo is inspected for dutiable goods; (b) one at a diamond mine for the purpose of preventing thefts by employees.


Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). From searching + house.