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[wawrd-room, -roo m] /ˈwɔrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun, (on a warship)
the area serving as the living quarters for all commissioned officers except the commanding officer.
the dining saloon and lounge for these officers.
these officers collectively.
Origin of wardroom
1795-1805; ward + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The luckless one is howled out of the wardroom and invited to set 'em up when he comes back.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • You must hand me that pistol and any arms you may have, and be confined to the wardroom.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Then a messenger led him to the wardroom of the previous conference.

    The Invaders William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Together they crept aft, and peered down the wardroom skylight.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • The Captain moved forward to the wardroom, removing his scarf and heavy pilot-cloth coat as he walked.

    H.M.S. ---- Klaxon
  • He passed into the wardroom, and soon the skirt, hat, and cloak were thrown to him.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • We talked it over in the wardroom, and we thought we wouldn't risk the boy for a matter of a few pounds between us.

  • I walked into the wardroom, drew a cup of near-coffee, and sat down.

    Greylorn John Keith Laumer
  • About 10 P. M. the officers began to drift one by one, into the wardroom.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • With these words on his lips, he was carried to the wardroom.

British Dictionary definitions for wardroom


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