or board room

[bawrd-room, -roo m, bohrd-]


a room set aside for meetings of a board, as of a corporation.
a room in a broker's office where stock-market quotations are listed on a board or by other means.

Origin of boardroom

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; board + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of boardroom

  • These facts thus accumulated are talked over in the boardroom when an applicant comes to the union for relief.

    The Toilers of the Field

    Richard Jefferies

  • At each meeting of the Goldfield Stock Exchange the boardroom was crowded.

  • The purpose of these larger windows is the effectual lighting of the Boardroom, which is of the height of two storeys.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham

    Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell

British Dictionary definitions for boardroom



  1. a room where the board of directors of a company meets
  2. (as modifier)a boardroom power struggle
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Word Origin and History for boardroom

1731, from board (n.1) in the sense of "table where council is held" + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper