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roomette

[roo-met, roo-] /ruˈmɛt, rʊ-/
noun
1.
a small private compartment in the sleeping car of a train, usually for one person, containing its own washroom facilities and a bed that folds against the wall when not in use.
2.
any small room, especially one used solely for study or sleeping.
3.
a private room connected to a box at a sports stadium or arena and used for entertaining guests.
Origin of roomette
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; room + -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for roomette

roomette

/ruːˈmɛt; rʊˈmɛt/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a self-contained compartment in a railway sleeping car
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