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bull cook

Parf of speech: Noun, OED Year: N/A, OED Evaluation: N/A


Speaker: And what they call a bull cook. Interviewer: Oh what's- what's that? Speaker: A bull cook is ah like your several cabins where the men stayed in. Like sleep cabins. Interviewer: Mm-hm. Speaker: Then there was the cookery where everybody ate. Well the bull cook had to keep the- the places um clean. And keep wood- wood in there, water in there. There was no running water. It was all done by- Interviewer: Mm-hm. Speaker: Bring it in by pail eh? Interviewer: Mm-hm, mm-hm. Speaker: Chop the wood and keep the fires going and make sure there's enough wood in there for the night. Interviewer: Mm-hm. Speaker: Then you'd go and help the cook because you'd clean up in there too and ah you got to involve them with ah ah washing and trying to h-- Interviewer: Mm-hm. Speaker: That's a bull cook.
A handyman in a camp (as of loggers); especially : one who does caretaking chores and acts as cook's helper