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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
1860-1865
1860-65; pool2 + room
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Examples from the web for poolroom
  • The restaurant and pub feature an open fireplace, poolroom with dartboards and a beer garden.
  • Maintains poolroom equipment, setting up pool tournaments and related poolroom activities.
  • The poolroom was packed jester day, and tho hotting was brisk.
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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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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