/ (kæmˈbuːs) /

noun(formerly, in Canada)
  1. a cabin built as living quarters for a gang of lumbermen

  2. an open fireplace in such a cabin

Origin of camboose

C19: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis

Words Nearby camboose

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How to use camboose in a sentence

  • The excessive cold made us feel severely the want of a camboose, or fire place in the boat.

  • A camboose for our fire was made, by sawing a cask in two, and filling it with gravel, and secured by lashing it to the mast.

  • When these duties were performed, a bustle was seen about the camboose, or large cooking stove, in which the meals were prepared.

    Jack in the Forecastle | John Sherburne Sleeper
  • Much of that brought from home had been fairly used in the camboose, and in the stove originally set up in the hut.

    The Sea Lions | James Fenimore Cooper
  • Much of his beloved craft had already disappeared in the camboose, and more was likely to follow.

    The Sea Lions | James Fenimore Cooper