smoke·​house | \ ˈsmōk-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce smokehouse (audio) \

Definition of smokehouse

: a building where meat or fish is cured by means of dense smoke

Examples of smokehouse in a Sentence

Hams hung from the rafters of the smokehouse.
Recent Examples on the Web The smokehouse, which is located about a block away, was not damaged. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "After 87,000 turkeys exploded in fire, Greenberg shuts down for holiday season," 9 Nov. 2020 There is an adjacent 1-bed, 1-bath, 600-square-foot smokehouse. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Farm with historic Kentucky Derby connection is the agritourism destination of your dreams," 3 Sep. 2020 The only son of parents who ran their own variety store and part-time smokehouse, Scott now is the face of his own barbecue business, which already has two locations and is aiming to open a third in Atlanta. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "‘Chef’s Table’ tackles the smoky spectrum of barbecue in its latest mouthwatering season," 31 Aug. 2020 Barbecue spot Pecan Lodge was up and running Saturday despite a fire that broke out in the popular Deep Ellum joint’s smokehouse overnight. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "Barbecue joint Pecan Lodge open for business despite getting smoked by overnight blaze," 29 Aug. 2020 With Walter gone, Susie stepped up as the smokehouse's pit boss. Matt Wake |, al, "Is this Huntsville spot a barbecue diner? A thrift store? Both," 8 Aug. 2020 Lakshmi traverses the city in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, visits the smokehouse at Usinger’s, makes wienerschnitzel at Kegel’s Inn, and stops by German Fest. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi's new Hulu show is 'a love letter to all of the immigrants'," 8 June 2020 In 1982, an oyster farmer Nick Jambor built his wife a smokehouse for her birthday. Mackenzie Fegan, Bon Appétit, "Where To Buy Tinned and Cured Fish Online," 21 May 2020 Mayfield Village 44143 This quintessential bbq joint is putting together family packs that usually include something irresistible from the smokehouse and/or their signature mac & cheese. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Kitchen magician: Instantly make dinner appear with family-style take-out," 19 May 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'smokehouse.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of smokehouse

1746, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about smokehouse

Time Traveler for smokehouse

Time Traveler

The first known use of smokehouse was in 1746

See more words from the same year

Statistics for smokehouse

Last Updated

23 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Smokehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for smokehouse


How to pronounce smokehouse (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of smokehouse

: a building where meat or fish is given flavor and kept from spoiling by the use of smoke


smoke·​house | \ ˈsmōk-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce smokehouse (audio) \
plural smokehouses\ -​ˌhau̇-​zəz \

Kids Definition of smokehouse

: a building where meat or fish is smoked

More from Merriam-Webster on smokehouse Encyclopedia article about smokehouse

Comments on smokehouse

What made you want to look up smokehouse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!