Definitions of custom-house

  1. The place where customs or duties on exports and imports are collected. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. Place where duties are collected. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. The establishment by means of which the customs revenue is collected, and its regulations enforced. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The house where the customs are paid, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. n. The building where customs are paid, and where vessels are entered or cleared. Cabinet Dictionary