gun room


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 8 Feb. 2020 In the gun room 12 pairs of perfectly worn caramel-colored riding boots on a windowsill. David Usborne, Town & Country, 29 May 2018 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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