gun room

  1. a room in which guns are kept.

  2. British. a room on a warship for the use of junior naval officers.

Origin of gun room

First recorded in 1620–30

Words Nearby gun room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use gun room in a sentence

  • In a few minutes the first-lieutenant reappeared, with one or two others of the gun-room mess, who greeted him most cordially.

    Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Nothing else occurred till the 5th of December, when one of the Spanish prisoners was found dead in his bed in the gun-room.

    Hurricane Hurry | W.H.G. Kingston
  • Out of spirits at the loss of so many poor fellows, and after all at having done so little, I entered the gun-room.

    Hurricane Hurry | W.H.G. Kingston
  • At five minutes to four tea was served in the gun-room, and, twenty minutes later, Action Stations were taken up again.

  • The first proof I had of Mr. Clements being commanding officer, was my being transferred from the cabin to the gun-room.

    Miles Wallingford | James Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for gun room

gun room

  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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