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A structure in which meat or fish is cured with smoke.
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(Cookery) a building or special construction for curing meat, fish, etc, by smoking
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n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a building or place in which meat, fish, etc., are cured with smoke.
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A small building designed to be filled with wood smoke and to hold meat to be “smoked.” Since smoking could take several days, the operation was only done when the temperature was low enough for the meat to not spoil. To keep the stove producing the smoke from heating up the smokehouse, it was sometimes placed outside the house and the smoke piped in. More often though, a small fire was built on the smokehouse floor (dirt or rock) and tended by the farm children.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Smokehouse - a small house where smoke is used to cure meat or fishsmokehouse - a small house where smoke is used to cure meat or fish
house - a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"
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A farm smokehouse had to be kept heavily padlocked, or even the colored deacon himself could not resist a ham when Providence showed him in a dream, or otherwise, where such a thing hung lonesome, and longed for someone to love.
Hebridean Smokehouse at Clachan Locheport started as Mermaid Fish Supplies in 1983 by George and Rosemary Jackson, became a smokehouse for locallylanded fish, until the business was bought in 2000 by Fergus and Anne Granville and expanded in size with an extended smokehouse.
A former smokehouse is set to become a place to stay for visitors holidaying in Cannock Chase.
The Blacksmith Smokehouse , an all-American smokehouse concept at the Wyndham Dubai Marina , is offering discounts across its weekend brunches.
A Wester Ross smokehouse has ceased production and is to become a holiday letting unit.
The group, which currently comprises Poogan's Porch on Queen Street and Poogan's Smokehouse on East Bay Street, is planning to have Poogan's Courtyard open for event bookings on Monday.
A FIREPIT sports bar and smokehouse restaurant will be on the basement floor, the Potting Shed bar will be on the ground floor and above that will be a rooftop garden terrace.
The award-winning Woodstock restaurant BBQ King Smokehouse opened a new location this week in Huntley's downtown square.
McDonald's new Double Bacon Smokehouse Burger comes "stacked with two 100% fresh beef 1/4 lb.
Man held after Rhos incident A 25-year-old man was arrested after a man was allegedly stabbed at Hickory's Smokehouse restaurant in Rhos on Sea.
American Heroes Smokehouse & Broadway treats are two connected store fronts that offer barbeque on one side and desserts on the other.