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a type of American house, c. 1850, having an octagonal perimeter to reduce exterior wall area.


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    [ok-tuh-hee-druh n] /ˌɒk təˈhi drən/ noun, plural octahedrons, octahedra [ok-tuh-hee-druh] /ˌɒk təˈhi drə/ (Show IPA) 1. a solid figure having eight faces. /ˌɒktəˈhiːdrən/ noun (pl) -drons, -dra (-drə) 1. a solid figure having eight plane faces n. 1560s, from Greek oktahedron, neuter of oktahedros “eight-sided,” from okta- “eight” (see octa-) + hedra “seat” (see sedentary). […]

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