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pump room

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noun
  1. a room at a spa for drinking mineral waters.

Origin of pump room

First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for pump room

Historical Examples

  • The “Pump-room books” are formally mentioned in the regulations.

    Pickwickian Studies

    Percy Fitzgerald

  • Public receptions by the Giants in the pump-room every afternoon.

    Boycotted

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • There will be very few people in the pump-room, if it rains all the morning.

    Northanger Abbey

    Jane Austen

  • He went into the pump-room afterwards; but I would not have followed him for all the world.

    Northanger Abbey

    Jane Austen

  • His name was not in the pump-room book, and curiosity could do no more.

    Northanger Abbey

    Jane Austen


British Dictionary definitions for pump room

pump room

noun
  1. a building or room at a spa in which the water from a mineral spring may be drunk
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