boiler room

noun

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 The waste sawdust was automatically piped away by a vacuum-like collection system, then sent through a chute and down a pipe into the boiler room. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 11 July 2024 When Working Girl: The Musical is chosen instead, Louise helps Gene stage a guerilla production in the school’s basement boiler room. Lillian Brown, Vulture, 17 May 2024 Conroy, a longtime prosecutor and senior adviser in the Investigation Division, has extensive experience in the courtroom — from murder cases, Ponzi schemes, insider thefts, and boiler room stock frauds. Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News, 14 Apr. 2024 How about American law enforcement offer help to those nations in closing down their boiler rooms? Charles Hammer, Kansas City Star, 28 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for boiler room 

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of boiler room was in 1820

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“Boiler room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boiler%20room. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

boiler room

noun
boil·​er room
: a room equipped with telephones used for making high-pressure usually fraudulent sales pitches
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