gun room


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 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 Darius and Tracy get escorted to the house's gun room after professing their appreciation for the NRA. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gun room

1626, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gun room was in 1626

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13 Nov 2021

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“Gun room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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