Ca*boose" (?), n. [Cf. D. kabuis, kombuis, Dan. kabys, Sw. kabysa, G. kabuse a little room or hut. The First part of the word seems to be allied to W. cab cabin, booth. Cf. Cabin.] [Written also camboose.]

1. Naut.

A house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley.

2. Railroad

A car used on freight or construction trains for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car.

[U. S.]


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