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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • He accepted, and was welcome at the hospitalities of many a mess or gun room.

    The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Its gun room, fur press, ice and meat wells were the delight and astonishment of visitors, white and red.

    The Great Company Beckles Willson
  • "I keep this door locked; you can imagine that," he laughed, returning and shutting us out of the gun room.

  • The little gun survived the ordeal and hangs now in the gun room.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs
  • In the gun room were the three lieutenants, the doctor, the lieutenant of the marines, and the chief engineer.

    Among Malay Pirates G. A. Henty
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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