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cardroom1

[kahrd-room, -roo m] /ˈkɑrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room equipped for playing cards:
The club has a big cardroom.
2.
(in some U.S. states or cities) a commercial gambling establishment licensed to conduct card games, usually poker, only.
Origin of cardroom1
1750-1760
1750-60; card1 + room

cardroom2

[kahrd-room, -roo m] /ˈkɑrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room for carding wool.
Origin
card2 + room
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  • She took the count's arm once more and moved forward into a small boudoir which adjoined the cardroom.

    The Chouans Honore de Balzac
  • Beware of the cardroom and the poker sharps who travel on the great liners.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • The third act was going on, and I accordingly visited the cardroom, and there lost two hundred sequins at a single deal.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The dining car was in reality a cardroom between meals—and such meals, for we had stocked the larder ourselves.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Then he strolled up into the cardroom and tried to interest himself in watching a game of bridge.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • Let us go into the cardroom, but first let us see if we can find anything in the way of nourishment, for I begin to be hungry.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees
  • As she came back she left the cardroom door open, so as to hear if any one should open that of the drawing-room to come in.

    Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac
  • My cousin Archie—you saw him in the cardroom last night—vowed you were nothing half so interesting.

  • Then the young men were left alone, and it was soon proposed that they should adjourn to the cardroom.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • And, O Madam, playing at faro in the cardroom, I won a milleleva--no less!

    The Ladies E. Barrington

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