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wardroom

[wawrd-room, -roo m] /ˈwɔrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun, (on a warship)
1.
the area serving as the living quarters for all commissioned officers except the commanding officer.
2.
the dining saloon and lounge for these officers.
3.
these officers collectively.
Origin of wardroom
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; ward + room
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Historical Examples
  • When I got there I was taken down to the wardroom, where three captains were sitting.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • With these words on his lips, he was carried to the wardroom.

  • By Jove, there he is now coming out of the wardroom right up to us!

    Crown and Anchor John Conroy Hutcheson
  • You must hand me that pistol and any arms you may have, and be confined to the wardroom.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Denman followed him down the companion and into the wardroom.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • You will have the run of your stateroom and the wardroom, but will not be allowed on deck.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Together they crept aft, and peered down the wardroom skylight.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Lift Jenkins out of the wardroom, and stow him in a forecastle bunk.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • He passed into the wardroom, and soon the skirt, hat, and cloak were thrown to him.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Mike trudged toward the companionway that led toward the wardroom.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for wardroom

wardroom

/ˈwɔːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
the quarters assigned to the officers (except the captain) of a warship
2.
the officers of a warship collectively, excepting the captain
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