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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. 2016.
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  • The residents from all the hutments also meet in the recreation-room and in the laundry, common to all.

    The Woman's Part L. K. Yates
  • It was in the recreation-room of the Convent that they were conversing.

    The Well in the Desert Emily Sarah Holt
  • Perhaps hardest of all was the last night in the recreation-room at Sempringham.

    The Well in the Desert Emily Sarah Holt
  • A wooden hut had been erected in the garden as a recreation-room for convalescents.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl Angela Brazil
  • There were hurried trips to the bath-room, and finally a descent to the recreation-room and morning prayers.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Private patients do not mix with those on the foundation either at meals or in the recreation-room.

    The Quiver 3/1900 Anonymous
  • One evening, just after it grew dark, she came running into the recreation-room in a state of much excitement.

    A Fortunate Term Angela Brazil
  • She sits on the other side of the work-room, and even in the recreation-room she rather avoids coming near me, or I fancy so.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • In the winter, those who do well are invited once a week to join in games in the recreation-room.

    The Quiver 3/1900 Anonymous
  • The sound of laughter in the recreation-room, sitting-rooms, and playground is almost constant.

    The Quiver 3/1900 Anonymous
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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