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

Definition of bunkhouse

: a rough simple building providing sleeping quarters

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Those who want to stay overnight can sleep in the railway’s bunkhouse or train caboose for $60 a night. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Nevada’s Star Train takes visitors into the dark on a stargazing adventure," 3 July 2019 The massive landslide buried the bunkhouse, and everyone in it, under 20 feet of sodden earth and uprooted trees. Carlo Gabuco, National Geographic, "Death rituals help restless spirits find peace in the Philippines," 9 Apr. 2019 Dude ranches like Bar W and Sylvan Dale take pride in offering a more down-to-earth experience, with bunkhouse accommodations and family-style dining. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "I Ditched My Phone for a Montana Cattle Drive (and Finally Dealt With My Feelings)," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of bunkhouse

1876, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Bunkhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunkhouse. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bunkhouse

: a building in which workers sleep

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