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[mes-room, -roo m] /ˈmɛsˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a dining room aboard ship or at a naval base.
Origin of messroom
First recorded in 1805-15; mess + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was Darry who spoke, as he and Joe were eating an early supper that night, in one corner of the messroom.

    Boys of The Fort Ralph Bonehill
  • Jerry Kennedy came to his feet and rambled over to the messroom's bar.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The saloon's full of jabbering Spaniards, and the messroom's over hot.

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
  • They leaped to their feet and rushed headlong from the messroom.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • Meanwhile in the messroom I could hear McCalmont calling his wolves to order, and my witnesses went away to hear his talk.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • Much to the cadets' relief, they did not see Asa Lemm in the messroom.

  • We go on the sleeping deck to shift, and after muster march to the messroom for tea.

  • I strayed out through the messroom and found the kitchen beyond.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • Gripping the stolen paralo-ray gun in his jacket pocket, he slipped out of the messroom unnoticed and headed for the radar bridge.

  • At that I whirled right in through the crowd in the messroom and won to McCalmont's side.

    Curly Roger Pocock

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