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bunkhouse

[buhngk-hous]
noun, plural bunk·hous·es [buhngk-hou-ziz] /ˈbʌŋkˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a rough building, often with bunk beds, used for sleeping quarters, as for ranch hands, migratory workers, or campers.
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Origin of bunkhouse

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; bunk1 + house
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Examples from the Web for bunkhouse

Historical Examples

  • And during these days the bunkhouse at Mosquito Bend seethed with revolt.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • It was dark now, and as they reached the bunkhouse they parted.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Tresler deposited his saddle at the barn, but he did not return to the bunkhouse.

    The Night Riders

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  • Tresler and Joe were standing alone in the shadow of the bunkhouse wall.

    The Night Riders

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  • The man was alive, and he shouted to the men at the bunkhouse for aid.

    The Night Riders

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British Dictionary definitions for bunkhouse

bunkhouse

noun
  1. (in the US and Canada) a building containing the sleeping quarters of workers on a ranch
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