[koo k-stohv]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cookstove

Historical Examples of cookstove

  • It was a dirge, which he was intoning as he bent over the cookstove.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • The saucer flew through the air and lit upon the top of the cookstove.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

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

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


    Poul William Anderson

  • But the pickets had long since been torn away to fire the cookstove or grate.