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[steyt-room, -roo m] /ˈsteɪtˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a private room or compartment on a ship, train, etc.
Origin of stateroom
First recorded in 1695-1705; state + room Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for stateroom
Historical Examples
  • There in his stateroom, cornered, he received me with a grim reluctance.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • "True," she said coolly, pausing before the door of her stateroom.

    Priestess of the Flame Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • Labe fenced off half the cellar to make a stateroom for the pig.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Got a stateroom all to yourself; name on the door, and everything complete.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A few minutes afterwards he went into his stateroom and shut the door.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He slugged his way free and fled to the safety of his stateroom.

    Loot of the Void Edwin K. Sloat
  • She said very few words, and passed at once into her stateroom with Mr. W.

  • In this stateroom the pseudo-wife slept, of course, every night.

  • Imprisoned in his stateroom, Winford threw himself on his bunk.

    The Space Rover Edwin K. Sloat
  • But that could not betray the man's name—the boat—even his stateroom!

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for stateroom


/ˈsteɪtˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a private cabin or room on a ship, train, etc
(mainly Brit) a large room in a palace or other building for use on state occasions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stateroom

1703, room reserved for ceremonial occasions; earlier (1650s) "a captain's cabin;" from state (n.1) in a sense also preserved in stately + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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