boiler room


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

Examples of boiler room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Less than an hour later, the men left the unlocked boiler room. Thomas Grove, WSJ, 26 May 2022 Kolpack's husband, Stephen, and brother-in-law Nick Joyce were also shot while the rest of the family hid in the boiler room of a nearby medical building with another group. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 6 July 2022 At one point the Russian soldiers conscripted Turash and others to dig a pit at least 10 feet deep next to the boiler room. Valerie Hopkins,, 10 June 2022 The next morning, a Russian soldier opened the door to the boiler room at 8:30 a.m., earlier than normal. Thomas Grove, WSJ, 26 May 2022 Every few days, if the captives were lucky, the Russians would give them permission to take the bodies into the school’s boiler room, usually several at a time. Valerie Hopkins,, 10 June 2022 Outbuildings include two garages, a cellar and a boiler room. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 13 May 2022 But in the segregated Hollywood of the time, that wasn’t enough to get Bubbles out of the boiler room. Brian Seibert, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2022 Bring your sales team out of the boiler room and back into the fold. Vanessa Dreifuss, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boiler room

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Boiler room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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boiler room

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Legal Definition of boiler room

: a room equipped with telephones used for making high-pressure usually fraudulent sales pitches


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