[ wawrd-room, -room ]

noun(on a warship)
  1. the area serving as the living quarters for all commissioned officers except the commanding officer.

  2. the dining saloon and lounge for these officers.

  1. these officers collectively.

Origin of wardroom

First recorded in 1795–1805; ward + room

Words Nearby wardroom

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How to use wardroom in a sentence

  • I left the wardroom and took the lift up to the bridge and checked with Clay and his survey team.

    Greylorn | John Keith Laumer
  • As they are hauled on deck they are taken below into the wardroom ante-room, or the Admiral's spare cabin.

  • On the middle deck at the after end was the wardroom, and further forward the French study.

  • "It is beginning to warm up a little," said Beeks, as he tried to look out at one of the round ports of the wardroom.

  • Beeks was so excited that he left the wardroom, and found his way into what proved to be the captain's cabin.

British Dictionary definitions for wardroom


/ (ˈwɔːdˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

  1. the quarters assigned to the officers (except the captain) of a warship

  2. the officers of a warship collectively, excepting the captain

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