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recreation room

(in a home or public building) a room for informal entertaining, as for dancing, games, cards, etc.
Origin of recreation room
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Prussians slept at our convent, some in the park, others on beds in the recreation room.

  • Jerry went down to the recreation room and turned on the television.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • After the two morning Masses, the children rushed to the recreation room for a peep at their gifts before breakfast.

    Mary's Rainbow Mary Edward Feehan
  • It was the recreation room, that room which Bat had so bitterly come to hate.

    The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum
  • The recreation room should have stage, lantern slide, and moving picture equipment, and a very simple provision for games.

  • This particular Thursday I had even found some one to talk to in the recreation room when I sneaked up at three o'clock.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • After a couple of days, some one mentioned the recreation room.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Several chambermaids were waiting around the recreation room the few moments before the meeting.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • For the moment the affairs down at the recreation room were forgotten, and Bat contented himself with the interest of the moment.

    The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum
  • He left the orderly-room and walked across the hall to the recreation room, where the rest of the boys were loafing.

    Police Operation H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for recreation room

recreation room

noun (US & Canadian)
the full name for rec room
a room in a hotel, hospital, etc, for entertainment and social gatherings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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