Definition of cookhouse in English:


Syllabification: cook·house
Pronunciation: /ˈko͝okˌhous


  • 1A kitchen or dining hall in a military camp.
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    • Visits were also made to cookhouses, messrooms and officers' messes, and the royal couple were presented to non-commissioned officers and their wives.
    • He joked that he only received the Military Medal ‘because I kept the cookhouse supplied with kindling wood!’
    • By 1992, however, the Nation opened a health center and later built a cookhouse, a council house, a playground, and recreation facilities.
  • 2An outdoor kitchen in a warm country.
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    • On the most northerly island, Nornour are the remains of a Bronze Age settlement - shrine, dwelling, cookhouse and midden in such fine condition that it seems only just abandoned.

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