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ready room

a room in which members of an aircrew await their orders for takeoff.
Origin of ready room
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They got their clearance without delay and headed for the ready room.

  • We Put it on the table in our ready room where we spent our time relaxing.

  • We would sit around the "ready room" playing cards and discussing past missions.

  • I was in my office at nine the next morning, after seven and a half hours of sleep on one of the bunks in the ready room.

    Nor Iron Bars a Cage.... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • From there they went to the ready room where all the up-to-the-minute flight data was posted on the huge black-board.

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen

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