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gun room

noun
  1. a room in which guns are kept.
  2. British. a room on a warship for the use of junior naval officers.
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Origin of gun room

First recorded in 1620–30
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Historical Examples of gun room

  • After we finished shooting some of us had a game of bagatelle on a table in the gun-room.

    The Hand in the Dark

    Arthur J. Rees

  • "There are no revolvers in the gun-room," rejoined Phil quickly.

    The Hand in the Dark

    Arthur J. Rees

  • You still persist in thinking that she obtained the revolver from the gun-room?

    The Hand in the Dark

    Arthur J. Rees

  • The gun-room officers say that the French are certain to be at war with us by this time.

    The Three Midshipmen

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Pigeon was seen, when he went into the gun-room, entering the remark in his notebook.

    The Three Midshipmen

    W.H.G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for gun room

gun room

noun
  1. (esp in the Royal Navy) the mess allocated to subordinate or junior officers
  2. a room where guns are stored
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