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caboose

caboose


ca·boose  (k-bs)
n.
1. The last car on a freight train, having kitchen and sleeping facilities for the train crew.
2. Obsolete
a. A ships galley.
b. Any of various cast-iron cooking ranges used in such galleys during the early 19th century.
c. An outdoor oven or fireplace.

[Possibly from obsolete Dutch cabuse, ships galley, from Middle Low German kabse : perhaps *kab-, cabin; akin to Old French cabane; see cabin + Middle High German hs, house.]


caboose  /kbus/  n. the last car on a freight train caboose

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