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orderly room

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noun
  1. the administrative office of a small military unit.
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Origin of orderly room

probably earlier than 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for orderly room

Historical Examples

  • One morning, soon after this, I was called to the orderly-room.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • A second shout of laughter shook the Orderly-room, but the Colonel was grave.

  • I was summoned to the orderly-room to answer a telephone call.

    A Padre in France

    George A. Birmingham

  • You might accompany Zaypuru to the orderly-room, General, and repeat to me what he says.

    The Dreadnought of the Air

    Percy F. Westerman

  • “Now here we are at the orderly-room,” said the old soldier, a moment later.

    A Gallant Grenadier

    F.S. Brereton


British Dictionary definitions for orderly room

orderly room

noun
  1. military a room in the barracks of a battalion or company used for general administrative purposes
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