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[koo k-hous] /ˈkʊkˌhaʊs/
noun, plural cookhouses
[koo k-hou-ziz] /ˈkʊkˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a building or place for cooking, especially a camp kitchen.
Origin of cookhouse
1785-95; cook1 + house Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cookhouse
  • Fascinating artifacts are displayed throughout the museum and in the adjacent cookhouse.
  • The cabin's cookhouse is where everyone gathers to eat and spend time together.
  • In the cookhouse, hear the sizzle of salted ham in the skillet or help the cook make corn cakes.
  • The site has several well-preserved structures, including a cookhouse.
  • The site included a rock bunkhouse and a rock cookhouse.
  • Other structures built adjacent to the stockade included a bakery, a cookhouse, and two stockaded hospitals.
  • Many bachelors resided in a rooming house, and received their meals from a nearby cookhouse.
  • They renovated the cookhouse, and without the help of carts, removed the impurities.
British Dictionary definitions for cookhouse


a place for cooking, esp a camp kitchen
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