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[koo k-stohv] /ˈkʊkˌstoʊv/
a wood- or coal-burning stove for use in cooking.
Origin of cookstove
First recorded in 1805-15; cook1 + stove1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But for his advent the bath might have been delayed until the water on the cookstove had boiled away.

  • He re-kindled the fire in the cookstove and made some coffee.

  • It was with great zest that we carried our cookstove to the door of the tent and strung up two or three lengths of pipe.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • There were bunks, a table and chairs, a small refrigerator and cookstove.

    Security Poul William Anderson
  • Our cookstove consisted of an old bully-beef can with holes punched in it.

    Into the Jaws of Death Jack O'Brien
  • Some use the reservoir of the cookstove while others employ a large vat.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • The saucer flew through the air and lit upon the top of the cookstove.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Possibly his familiarity with cookstove affairs had brought him nearer to woman's point of view.

    The Wrong Woman Charles D. Stewart
  • And then he came into the kitchen where I was, took the lid off the cookstove and put a bundle of printed pages on the fire.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • At Vaucouleurs there was a great big hut with a piano, a victrola, and a cookstove.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

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