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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One night I was talking to some men in a cookhouse on the opposite side of the village and I announced the service.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • When they emerged from the cookhouse, Joe Haines was waiting for them.

  • He broke into dolorous song and turned back into the cookhouse.

    Big Timber Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • "The cookhouse—the dining tent," explained the other, pointing.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • We endeavoured to get cookhouse jobs for the pickings to be had, but could not do so.

  • Down past the bunkhouse and the cookhouse to the stables the searchers made their way.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • I hastened to the cookhouse and imparted the news to the men, as well as the orders.

    S.O.S. Stand to! Reginald Grant
  • We had stopped at the cookhouse and begged a pot of hot coffee to take to our cabins.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • I found him, as I expected, hanging round the cookhouse, and taxed him with his neglect of duty.

  • Well, if it wasn't the cookhouse, is it that letter that is coming for you tonight?

    S.O.S. Stand to! Reginald Grant
British Dictionary definitions for cookhouse


a place for cooking, esp a camp kitchen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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