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orderly room

the administrative office of a small military unit.
Origin of orderly room
probably earlier than 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The door was thrown open, and the Anzacs with their escort paced into the orderly-room.

    A Lively Bit of the Front Percy F. Westerman
  • I was summoned to the orderly-room to answer a telephone call.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • Both Valderians, their enmity vanishing before a common danger, hurried to the orderly-room.

    The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman
  • You might accompany Zaypuru to the orderly-room, General, and repeat to me what he says.

    The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman
  • A second shout of laughter shook the orderly-room, but the Colonel was grave.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • “Now here we are at the orderly-room,” said the old soldier, a moment later.

    A Gallant Grenadier F.S. Brereton
  • Time pressing, the Commandant had gone straight from the orderly-room in search of Father Joly.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Sanderson was the Paymaster's clerk, Nichol worked in the orderly-room.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty
  • It's eight-an'-twenty days an' the rough end of the Colonel's tongue in orderly-room, any way you look at ut.

    Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling
  • He left everything to somebody else, the second-in-command, the adjutant, the orderly-room.

    The Secret Battle A. P. Herbert
British Dictionary definitions for orderly-room

orderly room

(military) a room in the barracks of a battalion or company used for general administrative purposes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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