bunkhouse

noun
bunk·​house | \ ˈbəŋk-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce bunkhouse (audio) \

Definition of bunkhouse

: a rough simple building providing sleeping quarters

Examples of bunkhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In all likelihood, the cases will keep climbing as more than half a million seasonal employees crowd onto buses to move among farms across the country and get housed together in cramped bunkhouse-style dormitories. Mike Dorning, Fortune, "Every single worker at this U.S. farm has tested positive for coronavirus," 29 May 2020 In all likelihood, the cases will keep climbing as more than half a million seasonal employees crowd onto buses to move among farms across the country and get housed together in cramped bunkhouse-style dormitories. Mike Dorning, Bloomberg.com, "Every Single Worker Has Covid at One U.S. Farm on Eve of Harvest," 19 May 2020 Check out other Oregon farm stays on Airbnb, from a five-person bunkhouse at Wine Down Ranch in Prineville (about $90 a night depending on travel dates) to a one-bedroom apartment on an alpaca farm in Hillsboro (about $80). oregonlive, "Ready to safely travel Oregon again? Priceline, Airbnb, Outdoorsy have farm stays, camper rentals, getaway deals," 22 May 2020 Never given options about employment or housing, the men were forced to live in an old school converted into a bunkhouse. Dan Barry, New York Times, "Willie Levi, 73, Dies; He Escaped a Life of Servitude," 30 Apr. 2020 In 2009, after years of inaction, government agencies evacuated the bunkhouse, which had devolved into a fetid firetrap of neglect. Dan Barry, New York Times, "Willie Levi, 73, Dies; He Escaped a Life of Servitude," 30 Apr. 2020 The men of Stillwater Lodge lumber through the gloom of our bunkhouse, looking for jackets and boots. Barrett Swanson, Harper's magazine, "Men at Work," 28 Oct. 2019 Molly helps her mom and dad run the Denali Trading Post, a general store, bunkhouse and transport hub. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "Molly of Denali brings representation of Alaskan Natives to the mainstream," 19 July 2019 The one-story bunkhouse has two bedrooms and a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Looking for a Beach House? It’ll Cost You," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bunkhouse

1876, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2020

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“Bunkhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunkhouse. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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bunkhouse

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English Language Learners Definition of bunkhouse

: a building in which workers sleep

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