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[buhngk-hous] /ˈbʌŋkˌhaʊs/
noun, plural bunkhouses
[buhngk-hou-ziz] /ˈbʌŋkˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a rough building, often with bunk beds, used for sleeping quarters, as for ranch hands, migratory workers, or campers.
Origin of bunkhouse
1875-80, Americanism; bunk1 + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bunkhouse
  • Everything else at this simple eight-room eco-retreat and bunkhouse follows in irrepressible green style.
  • Lodging options range from modern luxuries blended with historic charm to bunkhouse digs reminiscent of summer camp.
  • The inn has a fully equipped bunkhouse and a fully furnished two-bedroom mobile.
  • Campers also can opt to stay in a bunkhouse or the campground's lodge.
  • Budget-conscious travelers may want to stay in the bunkhouse.
  • Other accommodations at the park are available in the form of the bunkhouse and the park's campground.
  • Accommodations include two log cabins and a bunkhouse, each with private bathroom and deck.
  • The ranch also rents out trailers and bunkhouse space.
  • The motel is in a bunkhouse that has rooms with private entrances and private baths.
  • bunkhouse: a building on the ranch where the cowboys resided when not working.
British Dictionary definitions for bunkhouse


(in the US and Canada) a building containing the sleeping quarters of workers on a ranch
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