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wardroom

[wawrd-room, -roo m] /ˈwɔrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun, (on a warship)
1.
the area serving as the living quarters for all commissioned officers except the commanding officer.
2.
the dining saloon and lounge for these officers.
3.
these officers collectively.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; ward + room
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wardroom

/ˈwɔːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
the quarters assigned to the officers (except the captain) of a warship
2.
the officers of a warship collectively, excepting the captain
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