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date: 21 February 2020

caboose, also camboose, 

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
 Dear Dear, Peter KempPeter Kemp

from the Dutch, a defunct term used to describe the galley, or cookhouse, of a small vessel. It was normally built on deck, and in shape resembled a sentry box. It was originally a wooden box or covering of the galley chimney where it came through the deck, hence probably its association with cooking. The name applied only to smaller merchant ships, all larger ships having space for a galley between decks.... ...

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