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[bawrd-room, -roo m, bohrd-] /ˈbɔrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈboʊrd-/
a room set aside for meetings of a board, as of a corporation.
a room in a broker's office where stock-market quotations are listed on a board or by other means.
Origin of boardroom
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; board + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These facts thus accumulated are talked over in the boardroom when an applicant comes to the union for relief.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
  • At each meeting of the Goldfield Stock Exchange the boardroom was crowded.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • The purpose of these larger windows is the effectual lighting of the boardroom, which is of the height of two storeys.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for boardroom


/ˈbɔːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
  1. a room where the board of directors of a company meets
  2. (as modifier): a boardroom power struggle
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Word Origin and History for boardroom

1731, from board (n.1) in the sense of "table where council is held" + room (n.).

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