- a place where illicit brokers engage in high-pressure selling, over the telephone, of securities of a highly speculative nature or of dubious value.
- any room or business where salespeople, bill collectors, solicitors for charitable donations, etc., conduct an intensive telephone campaign, especially in a fast-talking or intimidating manner.
OTHER WORDS FROM boiler roomboiler-room, adjective
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How to use boiler room in a sentence
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One day he and some of his roommates were cleaning their room and one of the guys threw the dustpan out into the hall.
Marvin and I leave the poolside and go into his dining room.
The resources were what you might expect: Dining room, a media center, a library, a TV room, a meeting room, a computer room.
Barry showed me his room—a one bedroom with a killer view of Riverbank State Park and the Hudson.
The big room at King's Warren Parsonage was already fairly well filled.
In the drawing-room things went on much as they always do in country drawing-rooms in the hot weather.
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
His lordship retired shortly to his study, Hetton and Mr. Haggard betook themselves to the billiard-room.
When his lordship retired early, as was his custom, the other men adjourned once more to the billiard-room.
British Dictionary definitions for boiler room
- a fraudulent scheme in which investors are encouraged to buy non-existent, worthless, or over-priced shares
- (as modifier)a boiler-room scam