What does the word caboose mean?

Usage examples for caboose

  1. Over and over again we were pooped, our bulwarks were carried away, the boats smashed, the caboose and pretty nigh everything else on deck swept clean off. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  2. " You see," said he to Philosopher Jack, as they chanced one dark night to have a few minutes' talk together near the weather gangway, where Watty paused on his way to the caboose with a soup- tureen, " as the captain says, I've made the bed myself, so I must lie on it and I'm resolved to lie straight, and not kick." – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. The mate paid the fare, and gave us something to drink; and we passed an hour or more warming ourselves at the caboose, and talking with the seamen. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat