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recreation room

(in a home or public building) a room for informal entertaining, as for dancing, games, cards, etc.
Origin of recreation room
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • After a couple of days, some one mentioned the recreation room.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Jerry went down to the recreation room and turned on the television.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • It was the recreation room, that room which Bat had so bitterly come to hate.

    The Man in the Twilight

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • In what had been the paratimers' recreation room, most of the furniture had been shoved into the corners.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • This particular Thursday I had even found some one to talk to in the recreation room when I sneaked up at three o'clock.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Several chambermaids were waiting around the recreation room the few moments before the meeting.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Harkaway took to wearing some sort of ecclesiastical robes which he whipped up out of the recreation room curtains.

    Once a Greech Evelyn E. Smith
  • He left the orderly-room and walked across the hall to the recreation room, where the rest of the boys were loafing.

    Police Operation H. Beam Piper
  • MacMaine and the four Kerothi officers were sitting in the small dining room that doubled as a recreation room between meals.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • These can be stored conveniently nearby, or can be used as room dividers or recreation room furniture (see bench in sketch).

    In Time Of Emergency Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for recreation room

recreation room

noun (US & Canadian)
the full name for rec room
a room in a hotel, hospital, etc, for entertainment and social gatherings
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