boiler room


boiler room

noun

: a room with equipment for heating a building or ship : a room in which a boiler is located

: a room with many telephones that are used by people who call strangers and use dishonest or forceful methods to try to sell them something

Full Definition of BOILER ROOM

1
:  a room in which a boiler is located
2
:  a room equipped with telephones used for making high-pressure usually fraudulent sales pitches

First Known Use of BOILER ROOM

1903

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: boiler scale
Previous Word in the Dictionary: boilerplate
All Words Near: boiler room

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up boiler room? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).