smoke·​house ˈsmōk-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce smokehouse (audio)
: a building where meat or fish is cured by means of dense smoke

Example Sentences

Hams hung from the rafters of the smokehouse.
Recent Examples on the Web The sauna also doubles as a smokehouse, and is used to cure meat. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 19 Mar. 2023 Each episode of Peacock’s mystery series depicts such horrors as fratricide and fraud in classic American locales: a Nevada casino, a Texas smokehouse, a Colorado ski lodge. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 9 Mar. 2023 From there, guests will head to the smokehouse, where a multi-course dinner — featuring threads of maple — will be served. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 3 Mar. 2023 Meshack’s Bar-B-Que Shack vs. Willie Meshack’s Texas BBQ The late barbecue founder James Meshack has two sets of family members who have created restaurants inspired by his 1978 South Dallas smokehouse. Dallas News, 17 Feb. 2023 Hollywood, please enjoy my pitch for Low & Slow, in which Bautista stars as a vegan pastry chef whose bakery just so happens to sit across the street from Reese Witherspoon’s BBQ smokehouse. Vulture, 9 Feb. 2023 In 2018, Bancroft opened a second Auburn restaurant, the Texas-style smokehouse Bow & Arrow. Bob Carlton |, al, 19 Jan. 2023 Loro, which has locations in Dallas and Austin, opened the Houston location of its Asian smokehouse in February. Emma Balter, Chron, 14 Dec. 2022 The Well, and four restaurants, including a smokehouse that juxtaposes open-fire cooking and Shanghainese flavors. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1746, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of smokehouse was in 1746

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“Smokehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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smoke·​house ˈsmōk-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce smokehouse (audio)
: a building where meat or fish is given flavor and kept from spoiling by the use of smoke

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