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gun room

a room in which guns are kept.
British. a room on a warship for the use of junior naval officers.
Origin of gun room
First recorded in 1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Warford was busy in the gun room, with the parts of a gun which he had taken to pieces.

    Betty Leicester's Christmas Sarah Orne Jewett
  • The little gun survived the ordeal and hangs now in the gun room.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs
  • He accepted, and was welcome at the hospitalities of many a mess or gun room.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • And Karen can vouch for the fact that I did not go into the gun room.

    Murder at Bridge

    Anne Austin
  • The Captain was busy in the gun room with one of the ranch foremen.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • "Well, there you see," Dirzed said, as they went back to the gun room.

    Last Enemy

    Henry Beam Piper
  • The long-chambered twelve, or the big Greener ten-bore—they're there in the cupboard in the gun room, you've got the key!

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Its gun room, fur press, ice and meat wells were the delight and astonishment of visitors, white and red.

    The Great Company

    Beckles Willson
  • From the gun room noise will, if very great, penetrate hither; but nothing thou canst do will make them below hear thee.

    The Secret Chamber at Chad Evelyn Everett-Green
  • "I keep this door locked; you can imagine that," he laughed, returning and shutting us out of the gun room.

British Dictionary definitions for gun room

gun room

(esp in the Royal Navy) the mess allocated to subordinate or junior officers
a room where guns are stored
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