- a place where engines are housed, esp on a ship
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The jangle of the bell in the engine-room would now interrupt him.The Cruise of the Shining Light
The answer was covered by the autocratic clang on the engine-room gong.
Then he went out and prepared to descend into the engine-room.
The temperature in the engine-room had gone up to a hundred and seventeen degrees.
In the next few seconds the Captain spoke to the engine-room and got an answer.