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[wawrd-room, -roo m]
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.
  3. these officers collectively.
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Origin of wardroom

First recorded in 1795–1805; ward + room
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Examples from the Web for wardroom

Historical Examples of wardroom

  • When I got there I was taken down to the wardroom, where three captains were sitting.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • With these words on his lips, he was carried to the wardroom.

  • By Jove, there he is now coming out of the wardroom right up to us!

    Crown and Anchor

    John Conroy Hutcheson

  • Denman followed him down the companion and into the wardroom.

    The Wreck of the Titan

    Morgan Robertson

  • Lift Jenkins out of the wardroom, and stow him in a forecastle bunk.

    The Wreck of the Titan

    Morgan Robertson

British Dictionary definitions for wardroom


  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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