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[bawrd-room, -roo m, bohrd-] /ˈbɔrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈboʊrd-/
a room set aside for meetings of a board, as of a corporation.
a room in a broker's office where stock-market quotations are listed on a board or by other means.
Also, board room.
Origin of boardroom
1880-85, Americanism; board + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Astounding detail and boardroom quality make this map excellent for reference in your home or office.
  • Elegance refined from the boardroom to the golf course.
  • In some countries, the gender disparity in the boardroom is particularly pronounced.
  • There is not a boardroom in the country where he would look or feel out of place.
  • The long oval table common to a boardroom lets small groups of people see and hear one another while sitting comfortably.
  • After decades in the jungles of fringe science, the placebo effect has become the elephant in the boardroom.
  • Predictably, the move attracted a firestorm of protest, accompanied by boardroom shenanigans that warrant an article of their own.
  • In addition to increasingly refined camps, kids are encouraged to master skills that will prepare them for the boardroom.
  • And in a pinch, its giant chrome grille could act as window treatment for its owner's entire corporate boardroom.
  • We both went to the network reading in a boardroom packed with stone-faced executives in business suits.
British Dictionary definitions for boardroom


/ˈbɔːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
  1. a room where the board of directors of a company meets
  2. (as modifier): a boardroom power struggle
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Word Origin and History for boardroom

1731, from board (n.1) in the sense of "table where council is held" + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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