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poolroom

[pool-room, -roo m] /ˈpulˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
an establishment or room for the playing of pool or billiards.
2.
a place where betting is carried on, especially illegally; a bookmaker's establishment.
Origin of poolroom
1860-1865
1860-65; pool2 + room
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  • There was a poolroom pallor about this thin face, a poolroom stoop to his thin shoulders, that Mackenzie did not like.

  • The grocery in the next block, and the poolroom, bore the same owner's name.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss
  • Negus and his confederate, identified as a poolroom lounger named Hank Stacy, had gotten away with a hundred thousand dollars.

  • What about Rosie and good looking Bella and her brother she was trying to rescue from the grip of the poolroom?

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Timothy was the man who up till the day before yesterday had owned and run the poolroom.

    Green Valley Katharine Reynolds
  • They expect a boom at the settlement, and he'll manage the hotel and store and poolroom for Keller.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss
  • He would sooner have gone to the poolroom, but there was a risk of his meeting Sadie at the settlement.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss
  • A poolroom or a policy shop may open now and then, but it will quickly shut again if the police are in earnest.

  • Some time after Festing reached the settlement, Wilkinson and three or four others sat, smoking, in the poolroom.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss
  • It is generally the companion of the cigarette and the wine glass, and the latter lead to the poolroom and gambling hall.

    Gospel Doctrine Joseph F. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for poolroom

poolroom

/ˈpuːlˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
a hall or establishment where pool, billiards, etc, are played
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Slang definitions & phrases for poolroom

poolroom

noun

An illegal bookmaker's establishment: a poolroom from auction-pool betting (1875+ Horse racing & gambling)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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