cook·​house | \ ˈku̇k-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce cookhouse (audio) \

Definition of cookhouse

: a building for cooking

Examples of cookhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Documents linked to the estate contain frequent references to an adobe cookhouse behind the main house, as well as references to hundreds of adobe buildings in the city of Lahaina, explains Morrison to Lahaina News. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Mar. 2020 During the remainder of the dig, the archaeologists plan on looking for signs of an entrance to the cookhouse, as well as stairs leading to the Baldwin home. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Mar. 2020 The property includes a five-bedroom, four-bathroom log home, a cookhouse cabin with room to sleep two, and three additional cabins for another four-to-six people. Joelle Goldstein,, 19 Nov. 2019 The shock wave rattled the Green Berets inside the cookhouse. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 5 Dec. 2018 The shock wave rattled the Green Berets inside the cookhouse. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 5 Dec. 2018 At the southwest end of the camp was the Nelson General Hospital with 10 wards, a laundry, offices, nurse’s and doctor’s quarters, a cookhouse, mess hall and a convalescent center for soldiers. Nancy Stearns Theiss, The Courier-Journal, 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of cookhouse

1563, in the meaning defined above

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“Cookhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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