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camp oven

noun
  1. Australian and NZ a metal pot or box with a heavy lid, used for baking over an open fire
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Historical Examples

  • He found the fried bacon and steak between two plates in the camp-oven.

    While the Billy Boils

    Henry Lawson

  • She don't look as if she'd been used to cook in a slab fireplace, or lift the lid off a camp-oven.'

    Nevermore

    Rolf Boldrewood

  • I'd have made you a damper, only I never could strike a camp-oven; it's been trouble enough to raise the plant I've got.

    My Lord Duke

    E. W. Hornung

  • Up at the hut the table was set as on the first day I saw it, and breakfast in the camp-oven by the fire.

    On the Track

    Henry Lawson

  • There was a camp-oven with a leg of mutton and potatoes sizzling in it on the hearth, and billies hanging over the fire.

    On the Track

    Henry Lawson