noun, plural smoke·hous·es [smohk-hou-ziz] /ˈsmoʊkˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a building or place in which meat, fish, etc., are cured with smoke.

Origin of smokehouse

First recorded in 1665–75; smoke + house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for smokehouse

Contemporary Examples of smokehouse

Historical Examples of smokehouse

  • I ricollect when they throwed out all the meat from old master's smokehouse.

    Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives

    Work Projects Administration

  • At last my feet touched a branch and letting go my hands, I swung down like a ham of meat in a smokehouse.

    The Kentucky Ranger

    Edward T. Curnick

  • "Well, I hope he has left us a shoulder of bacon in the smokehouse," replied Betty, laughing.

    The Battle Ground

    Ellen Glasgow

  • A smokehouse needs to be kept dark, dry, and cool, also well ventilated.

  • Virginia cured hams hang in the smokehouse, and jellies and preserves are made by old recipes.

    The Stronghold

    Miriam Haynie

British Dictionary definitions for smokehouse



a building or special construction for curing meat, fish, etc, by smoking
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