Word of the Day

The Canadian Word of the Day is a collection of unique words, hand selected by Katherine Barber, that are either only found in Canada or have a usage in Canada not found anywhere else. Example: did you know that the term “collector lanes” is used only in Canada?

For Thursday, February 2, 2006

interval house,


  • a shelter for abused women. 

Example from The Globe

The word interval house has appeared in 3 Globe articles over the past year, most recently in “PhoneBack donates used cellphones” on April 14, 2005.

PhoneBack donates used cellphones 

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005

NEWMARKET, Ont. April 14 — PhoneBack Canada, through its Charitable Recycling Program, answered the call when Lanark County Interval House requested mobile phones for emergency communications to support its services to women and children at risk from domestic abuse and contact crime.