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recreation room

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noun
  1. (in a home or public building) a room for informal entertaining, as for dancing, games, cards, etc.
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Origin of recreation room

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for recreation room

Historical Examples

  • Perhaps hardest of all was the last night in the recreation-room at Sempringham.

    The Well in the Desert

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • It was in the recreation-room of the Convent that they were conversing.

    The Well in the Desert

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • A wooden hut had been erected in the garden as a recreation-room for convalescents.

  • The residents from all the hutments also meet in the recreation-room and in the laundry, common to all.

    The Woman's Part

    L. K. Yates

  • Private patients do not mix with those on the foundation either at meals or in the recreation-room.


British Dictionary definitions for recreation room

recreation room

noun US and Canadian
  1. the full name for rec room
  2. a room in a hotel, hospital, etc, for entertainment and social gatherings
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