bunk·house | \ˈbəŋk-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of bunkhouse 

: a rough simple building providing sleeping quarters

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In June 2016, Jungerman was arrested again on charges of harrassment and first-degree attempted burglary for bursting in on people who were living in a bunkhouse on his property in Vernon County. Eric Adler, Ian Cummings, Glenn E. Rice And Judy Thomas, kansascity, "Who is David Jungerman? From farm kid to millionaire to alleged Brookside murderer | The Kansas City Star," 14 Apr. 2018 On the compound are four homes, a warehouse, a three-studio bunkhouse, four windmill wells and a pond. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Red Skelton’s former 600-acre horse ranch in Riverside seeks $6 million," 15 Feb. 2018 Camp Four, as it was called, was opened in 2003 as a bunkhouse-style lockup for up to 175 captives. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "Guantánamo to demolish prison camp built to send message of ‘hope’," 31 Jan. 2018 And guests share two bathrooms, while the bunkhouse has a half-bath. Kelly Smith, chicagotribune.com, "Minnesota's Hungry Hippie Hostel satiates North Shore travelers," 15 Dec. 2017 The two-level building also has a bunkhouse upstairs in a former hayloft that can sleep 10 people. Kelly Smith, chicagotribune.com, "Minnesota's Hungry Hippie Hostel satiates North Shore travelers," 15 Dec. 2017 At about 4:45 that morning, a young Filipino lifeguard living in the ground-floor bunkhouse for Radium staff walked out of the shower and smelled smoke. Bradley Hope, WSJ, "World’s Biggest Oil Company Promised Expats Idyllic Lifestyle—Then Fire Erupted," 28 Sep. 2017 Behind the house is a barn and a bunkhouse that sleeps 12. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "The Many Places Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Calls Home," 5 Oct. 2017 The Santa Margarita National Historical Site including bunkhouse and nearby chapel, built circa 1810, was home to Pio Pico, Mexico’s last governor of Alta California and other early pioneers. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pendleton history club hosts Golf with a Hero," 20 Sep. 2017

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bunkhouse

: a building in which workers sleep

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