gun room

noun

Definition of gun room

: quarters on a British warship originally used by the gunner and his mates but now by midshipmen and junior officers

Examples of gun room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was no doomsday prepper gun room — what would happen when bullets run out? Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "How to Prepare Now for the Complete End of the World," 5 Mar. 2020 With some exceptions, anyone with a gun not in use would have to lock it up with a trigger or cable lock or keep it inside a locked container or a gun room. oregonlive, "Secure storage gun bill has chance of passing, lawmakers say," 8 Feb. 2020 In the gun room 12 pairs of perfectly worn caramel-colored riding boots on a windowsill. David Usborne, Town & Country, "The Mysterious Case of the Parnham House Fire," 29 May 2018 Darius and Tracy get escorted to the house's gun room after professing their appreciation for the NRA. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "'Atlanta' Recap Episode 9: Paper Boi is Ready for a Change," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gun room

1626, in the meaning defined above

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“Gun room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gun%20room. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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