- a cabin built as living quarters for a gang of lumbermen
- an open fireplace in such a cabin
C19: from Canadian French, from French cambuse hut, store, from Dutch kambuis
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A portion of her wood had been left in her, it will be remembered, as well as her camboose.
Much of that brought from home had been fairly used in the camboose, and in the stove originally set up in the hut.
Much of his beloved craft had already disappeared in the camboose, and more was likely to follow.
When he awoke, he found a bright light blazing in the hut, and heard some one moving about the camboose.
The excessive cold made us feel severely the want of a camboose, or fire place in the boat.A Voyage Round the World, from 1806 to 1812