gun room

noun

: 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 The legislation will require gun owners to lock their guns in a box, special gun room or with a cable lock, the ordinance states. Corey Schmidt, Chicago Tribune, 29 June 2023 The two bills would expand on a secure storage law adopted two years ago that requires gun owners to store their firearms in a safe or gun room or to use a trigger lock to ensure a gun can’t be fired when not in use Sen. Janeen Sollman, D- Hillsboro, introduced Senate Bill 551. oregonlive, 2 Mar. 2023 The ground level houses an office, garage, gun room, trophy room, bathroom and storage rooms. Dallas News, 28 June 2022 Other standout features of the home include a library, a gun room and a kitchen. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Jan. 2022 Other highlights of the main castle include eight reception rooms, six bathrooms, a library, a gun room, a kitchen, and, apparently, a ghost. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2022 Watching the denouement may not surprise readers, who know that a gun room revealed early on will appear again, and that a magnetic leader will probably experience a downfall. Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2021 Oregon joins 11 other states in requiring gun owners to store their firearms in a gun room or safe or use a trigger lock when it is not being carried or under their control. The Statesman Journal, oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2021 There was no doomsday prepper gun room — what would happen when bullets run out? Nellie Bowles, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gun room was in 1626

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“Gun room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gun%20room. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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