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gun room

a room in which guns are kept.
British. a room on a warship for the use of junior naval officers.
Origin of gun room
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But it was done according to the custom of the Navy and the etiquette of the gun-room, whose laws change not.

    A Fleet in Being Rudyard Kipling
  • Pigeon was seen, when he went into the gun-room, entering the remark in his notebook.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • Pigeon asked the gun-room officers whether he ought to accept the invitation.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • The gun-room officers say that the French are certain to be at war with us by this time.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • Nothing else occurred till the 5th of December, when one of the Spanish prisoners was found dead in his bed in the gun-room.

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • The messmates of the gun-room or cockpit—as mates, midshipmen, clerks, and cadets.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Perhaps he's gone down to the stables, or he may be in the gun-room.

  • Lady Calmady stood on the tiger-skin before the gun-room hearth.

  • If any of us breakfasted or dined in the gun-room or cabin, we carried with us our allowance of water to help make the tea.

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • But how am I to be after finding the gun-room; is it where the guns are kept?

    Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for gun-room

gun room

(esp in the Royal Navy) the mess allocated to subordinate or junior officers
a room where guns are stored
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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