from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building used for cooking, as at a camp.

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  • n. A small house where cooking takes place; a kitchen house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the area for food preparation on a ship
  • n. a detached or outdoor shelter for cooking


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  • When "cookhouse" went we straightened our backs, got _some_ of the mud off our boots, and proceeded to take what the gods (in this case the quartermaster) were good enough to give us.

    The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's) A Record of its Services in the Great War, 1914-1919

  • At a conference with the works 'representative all questions with regard to the new hospital, new cookhouse and mess hall, food and cooking, working hours, sports ground and entertainments had been fully discussed.

    Work Camp 95 GW

  • Being the first for duty, I sustained a shock when the lighting was suddenly resumed and I was bathed in brilliant light from the cookhouse.

    Work Camp 10196 L

  • The camp consists of 6 sleeping and living barracks, 1 hospital barrack now partly used as sleeping quarters, 1 temporary cookhouse with adjoining washhouse and latrine, 1 bath and washhouse combined with another latrine, 1 magazine and 1 large cookhouse with adjoining mess-hall, under construction.

    Work Camp 95 GW

  • The Works Director agrees with the proposition of the Delegate to build a little cookhouse for the

    Work Camp 956 GW

  • They weren't meant to look too closely at the subtext, duck into the alleyway or the authentic cookhouse on route, or some red light backstage dressing room where she sat half-undressed in front of a mirror, all shallow breath and heaving breasts, rouge, heart on sleeve.


  • The Junior Rangers are having a summer camp but during the first night of the camp there is a serious fire where the cookhouse is demolished and other buildings are damaged.


  • In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constableĀ’s girlfriend for a bear.

    Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving: Book summary

  • The cookhouse fireplace was all that remained when their camp was cleared.

    Country diary: New Forest

  • There was a hammam in one corner, a cookhouse in another, and a group of apartments in yet another with gold padlocked doors where Emperor Jahangir had stayed to please his wife when the sarai had been built.

    Shadow Princess


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  • "I lit up a cigarette and lay back. Mind a blank. The guns roar, the night comes. Grapevine message, 'Dinner', across the field with mess-tins, I am walking on a field that has been laying fallow for a few years. One still feels the furrows where the plough once moved. In the corner of the field under some walnut trees, a heavily camouflaged cookhouse is operating, and by the screams they are operating without an anaesthetic."

    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'

    April 18, 2009