camboose

Word Origin for camboose

C19: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis
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Examples from the Web for camboose

Historical Examples of camboose

  • A portion of her wood had been left in her, it will be remembered, as well as her camboose.

    The Sea Lions

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • 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

  • When he awoke, he found a bright light blazing in the hut, and heard some one moving about the camboose.

    The Sea Lions

    James Fenimore Cooper

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