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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Companies set up enormous floating logging camps on Thorne Bay, complete with bunkhouses for loggers and a cookhouse for meals. Juliet Eilperin, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cookhouse was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Cookhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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