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 The sale includes an original homestead house, plus numerous livestock pens and buildings, ranch operators’ residences and a bunkhouse. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 18 May 2021 Its options include chateau, bunkhouse and mansion-style models. Laura Latzko, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2021 According to Wood, all eight went immediately to Unalaska’s isolation bunkhouse while the rest of the crew stayed put. Hope Mckenney, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2021 The property boasts plenty of accommodation options, including vintage side-by-side cabins which are available on Airbnb, as well as a bunkhouse, A-frame cabin, and more. Dan Koday, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2021 The property also has a bunkhouse nestled in the surrounding aspen groves. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, 24 Mar. 2021 Whispered late-night stories and bunkhouse secrets. Thomas Farragher, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Feb. 2021 He and other men with intellectual disabilities were dispatched in 1974 to an Iowa turkey-processing plant; for decades they were confined to a miserable bunkhouse, earned pitiful wages and suffered abuse. New York Times, 30 Dec. 2020 One is an immense $6.5-billion bunkhouse where uranium is cast into explosive shapes for hydrogen warheads, and the second is a $4.8-billion factory where dozens of plutonium cores for those warheads will eventually be produced. R. Jeffrey Smith, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bunkhouse

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bunkhouse was in 1876

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29 May 2021

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“Bunkhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunkhouse. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bunkhouse

: a building in which workers sleep

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