cook·​house ˈku̇k-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce cookhouse (audio)
: a building for cooking

Examples of cookhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While a few men stood guard, scanning the forest edges, others moved through the tents and a cookhouse area, searching for anything that might provide a clue to who controls the mines. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Behind it, Spanish lime and gumbo limbo trees shade a cookhouse in the garden, a tranquil spot just steps from Duval, which was teeming with passengers from the giant Carnival Glory cruise ship. Elaine Glusac, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2024 Under the canopy of a koa tree, in an open-air cookhouse built of lava rocks gathered from the eruption of Mauna Loa in 1855, sit a scuba instructor, a lawyer, several retirees, and their children and grandchildren. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 6 Nov. 2023 The cookhouse will offer the same services with the addition of gray water dumping. Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2023 That metaphorical cookhouse is 300 feet away. David Beard, Car and Driver, 5 Feb. 2021 Come nightfall, everyone eats at the cookhouse and sleeps in the bunkhouse (or a cabin!). Jami Supsic, Country Living, 11 Sep. 2022 At a remote shoreline site at Lake Nerka, a log cabin erected in 1949 is surrounded by more than a half-dozen other structures, including bunkhouses and a cookhouse near a garden patch of arugula and rhubarb. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Aug. 2022 Visitors can see the working cookhouse and period furniture. AccessAtlanta, 17 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cookhouse was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Cookhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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