smoke·​house ˈsmōk-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce smokehouse (audio)
: 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 We frequent smokehouses often, and this (is) hands down the best smokehouse in Arizona. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2024 After learning about the smokehouse, aides said Ms. Harris asked if any other evidence about the 34 enslaved people had been uncovered. Robert Draper, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2024 The best cocktail bar and smokehouse in the region is not in Galle, the majestic Dutch colonial city that was historically the south's biggest draw. Chandrahas Choudhury, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Mar. 2024 The 8,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor restaurant in Phoenix has a smokehouse, a bar top made of 8,000 bottle caps and VIP booths. The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 Or Fernando González and Debby Portillo González, a couple from El Salvador who turned a love for Central Texas barbecue into the best smokehouse in the D.C. area. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2024 At the Asian smokehouse Loro, Vietnamese iced coffee is blended into a frappé. Dan Q. Dao, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Dec. 2023 New pitmaster Ari Valenzuela — formerly of Campfire restaurant in Carlsbad — is heading up all smokehouse operations. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Sep. 2023 The smokehouse is a handsome space, built of wood and brick and metal, materials that never go out of fashion, much like barbecue itself. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 3 July 2023

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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 12 Jun. 2024.

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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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