- the administrative office of a small military unit.
Origin of orderly room
probably earlier than 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for orderly room
One morning, soon after this, I was called to the orderly-room.Adventures and Recollections
Bill o'th' Hoylus End
A second shout of laughter shook the Orderly-room, but the Colonel was grave.Soldiers Three, Part II.
I was summoned to the orderly-room to answer a telephone call.A Padre in France
George A. Birmingham
You might accompany Zaypuru to the orderly-room, General, and repeat to me what he says.The Dreadnought of the Air
Percy F. Westerman
“Now here we are at the orderly-room,” said the old soldier, a moment later.A Gallant Grenadier
- military a room in the barracks of a battalion or company used for general administrative purposes
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