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 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 The atmosphere seemed less siege than strange camping trip, with two kids playing hide-and-seek in one of the hallways before straying into a boiler room crowded with mattresses, religious icons and belongings. Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2022 The ruling in the civil action followed an 18-day bench trial in November that described Ashford’s admissions operation as a boiler room environment focused on hitting enrollment quotas rather than providing guidance to prospective students. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2022 A day later, on March 30th, the same commander came into the boiler room. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2022 The only call center in South Carolina, for instance, until recently operated out of an old, dark basement, near a boiler room. New York Times, 13 Mar. 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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14 Jun 2022

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

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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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