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[seylz-room, -roo m] /ˈseɪlzˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a room in which goods are sold or displayed.
Also, especially British, saleroom. an auction room.
Origin of salesroom
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; sales + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I knew better than to make direct inquiries, or to appear in the salesroom.

    The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • In this country they come from Haberdashers' County, the salesroom or bankers' homes.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • Hooker was musing over his "defeat" of yesterday in the salesroom when his thoughts reverted to the fate of his own copy.

    The Unpublishable Memoirs A. S. W. Rosenbach
  • “My employer has a salesroom here at the hotel,” Miss Miller declared.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • Glancing across the park, I saw a poster glaring from the great window of a salesroom.

    Prairie Gold Various
  • It was also understood that I was never to enter the salesroom.

  • Movements can be bought at the salesroom of a clock company.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • "You don't tell me," Rashkin said as they approached one of the salesroom doors.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass
  • Have some regard for the man who has to open these heads in storage or the salesroom.

  • Retaining the store in Dock Square as a salesroom, the young men adopted a more comfortable style of living.

British Dictionary definitions for salesroom


/ˈseɪlzˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room in which merchandise on sale is displayed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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