orderly room

  1. the administrative office of a small military unit.

Origin of orderly room

Probably earlier than 1975–80

Words Nearby orderly room

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How to use orderly room in a sentence

  • It's eight-an'-twenty days an' the rough end of the Colonel's tongue in orderly-room, any way you look at ut.

    Soldier Stories | Rudyard Kipling
  • Hamilton assented gravely, and Bones went to the door of the orderly room and roared a name.

  • I was in the meantime to ask for the use of the orderly-room.

  • In fact, nearly twelve months later orderly room received bills for the use of the electric light in the officers' mess!

  • He posts up in the orderly room the list of the officers, Sergeants, and Corporals "of the week."

    Trooper 3809 | Lionel Decle

British Dictionary definitions for orderly room

orderly room

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

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