camboose

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camboose (kæmˈbuːs)
 
n
1.  a cabin built as living quarters for a gang of lumbermen
2.  an open fireplace in such a cabin
 
[C19: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis]

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