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smoking room

a room set apart for smoking, as in a hotel or clubhouse.
Origin of smoking room
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She sprang up, and, with an impulse for rescue, went to the door of the smoking-room.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain
  • They went out of the smoking-room, turned to the left, and went into the hall.

    The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
  • In the smoking-room of the principal hotel, he met several men he knew slightly.

    People of Position Stanley Portal Hyatt
  • Each couch in the smoking-room had its load of sprawling figures.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • He returned to the smoking-room, and composed himself to wait for events as patiently as he might.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • Come, Reggie, let us go to the smoking-room, since we are left alone.

    The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
  • The gentlemen of the smoking-room have it not all their own way quite as much as they think.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • It was two o'clock, an hour at which the smoking-room is full of men who have lunched.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • Up came Po and some eight other chiefs, squatted in a big circle around the old dining-room floor, now the smoking-room.

British Dictionary definitions for smoking-room

smoking room

a room, esp in a hotel or club, for those who wish to smoke
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