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A social gathering at which a meal is cooked and eaten outdoors.
(Cookery) US and Canadian a party where a meal is cooked and eaten out of doors
an outdoor gathering at which food is cooked and consumed.
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|Noun||1.||cookout - an informal meal cooked and eaten outdoors|
picnic - any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion
barbecue, barbeque - a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit
clambake - a cookout at the seashore where clams and fish and other foods are cooked--usually on heated stones covered with seaweed
fish fry - a cookout where fried fish is the main course
burgoo - a gathering at which burgoo stew is served