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[wawrd-room, -roo m] /ˈwɔrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun, (on a warship)
the area serving as the living quarters for all commissioned officers except the commanding officer.
the dining saloon and lounge for these officers.
these officers collectively.
Origin of wardroom
First recorded in 1795-1805; ward + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The luckless one is howled out of the wardroom and invited to set 'em up when he comes back.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • 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
  • Then a messenger led him to the wardroom of the previous conference.

    The Invaders William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Together they crept aft, and peered down the wardroom skylight.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • The Captain moved forward to the wardroom, removing his scarf and heavy pilot-cloth coat as he walked.

    H.M.S. ---- Klaxon
  • He passed into the wardroom, and soon the skirt, hat, and cloak were thrown to him.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • We talked it over in the wardroom, and we thought we wouldn't risk the boy for a matter of a few pounds between us.

  • I walked into the wardroom, drew a cup of near-coffee, and sat down.

    Greylorn John Keith Laumer
  • About 10 P. M. the officers began to drift one by one, into the wardroom.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • With these words on his lips, he was carried to the wardroom.

British Dictionary definitions for wardroom


/ˈwɔːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
the quarters assigned to the officers (except the captain) of a warship
the officers of a warship collectively, excepting the captain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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