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

Definition of cookhouse

: a building for cooking

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The shock wave rattled the Green Berets inside the cookhouse. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy," 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, "The unique Civil War heritage of Kentucky's Camp Nelson, Part II," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of cookhouse

1789, in the meaning defined above

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