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caboose


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caboose  \Ca*boose"\  (k[.a]*b[=oo]s"),  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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caboose 
  n  :  the  area  for  food  preparation  on  a  ship  [syn:  {galley},  {ship's 
  galley},  {cookhouse}] 




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