board·​room | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌrüm How to pronounce boardroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of boardroom

: a room that is designated for meetings of a board

Examples of boardroom in a Sentence

The directors are meeting in the boardroom.
Recent Examples on the Web By reinstituting such market share and concentration tests, a merger like the one between Sysco and US Foods would probably not have been contemplated in the boardroom, let alone proposed. Sandeep Vaheesan, Wired, "Antitrust Litigation Isn't Enough. Biden Needs to Go Further," 10 Dec. 2020 The last few days have featured big announcements on new initiatives and research about gender diversity in the boardroom. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Will Nasdaq’s board diversity push work? Canada provides some clues," 2 Dec. 2020 Because of her accomplishments from the boardroom to the locker room and on the ice, Duggan soon likely will be a part of at least the U.S. Hockey and International Ice Hockey Federation Halls of Fame. Stephen Whyno,, "Meghan Duggan, a champion across women’s hockey, retires," 13 Oct. 2020 But today’s museum leaders have grown risk-averse to a degree that edges into censoriousness, and their fear has spread from the boardroom to the gallery walls. Jason Farago, New York Times, "The Philip Guston Show Should Be Reinstated," 30 Sep. 2020 Much of corporate America certainly seems to have moved past its traditional resistance to diversifying the boardroom. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Nasdaq steps into 21st century by requiring women and minorities on corporate boards," 1 Dec. 2020 Corporations must decide whether this current moment is one that demands change within, and beyond, the boardroom. Fanta Traore, Fortune, "Black womxn are missing from corporate leadership. The problem begins with the pipeline," 11 Nov. 2020 The boardroom cannot continue to make executive decisions alone. Rebecca Robins, Quartz at Work, "Your company needs a shadow board of young, non-executive talent," 15 Oct. 2020 The consensus in the Fed’s boardroom and among many outside forecasters was that the unemployment rate, then 4.7%, would level out around 4.5% and sit there for the foreseeable future. Jon Hilsenrath, WSJ, "The Verdict on Trump’s Economic Stewardship, Before Covid and After," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of boardroom

1732, in the meaning defined above

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16 Dec 2020

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“Boardroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of boardroom

: a room where the group of people who manage or direct a company or organization have meetings

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