lunch·​room | \ ˈlənch-ˌrüm How to pronounce lunchroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of lunchroom

2 : a room (as in a school) where lunches supplied on the premises or brought from home may be eaten

Examples of lunchroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A month later, the Black Student Union, then led by President Synceire Bivens, led a two-hour lunchroom rally to deliver a list of demands to school administrators. oregonlive, "As protests continue in Portland, Black students at Wilson High reflect on their own struggles against racism," 25 June 2020 The lunchroom also can accommodate only two people at a time, so breaks have to be coordinated. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan car dealers have been waiting for this moment for months," 29 May 2020 Right now, the shop floor has been rearranged to leave six feet between workers, and employees eat at their work spaces rather in the lunchroom. Nelson D. Schwartz, New York Times, "A Family Business Survived One Pandemic. It’s Determined to Do It Again.," 4 May 2020 According to BuzzfeedNews, Maria is a school lunchroom and playground aid who has been out of work since coronavirus restrictions caused her school to close. Natalie Schumann, Country Living, "These Picnic Tables for Squirrels Are The Backyard Furniture You Never Knew You Needed," 7 May 2020 Tearing out half of the seats in the lunchrooms to space people apart. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Auto companies wrestling a complex plan to restart the industry," 17 Apr. 2020 In addition to teachers, principals and lunchroom workers, the county's EMA is coordinating volunteers from churches and others who want to help, Dennis said. al, "One Alabama county relies on army of volunteers to keep feeding children," 15 Apr. 2020 Gibson said the company increased space in the lunchroom to make sure everyone sits 6 feet from each other and built barricades in all production areas to allow social distancing. oregonlive, "A Hood River area fruit packing plant hires teens as coronavirus fears keep at-risk workers home," 2 Apr. 2020 While a student at the University of Chicago, Wang had pulled off the lunchroom shelf the dissertation of Tu-cheng Yeh, who studied in Chicago with pioneering geophysicist Carl-Gustaf Rossby in the 1940s. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Why does the weather stall? New theories explain enigmatic ‘blocks’ in the jet stream," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of lunchroom

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lunchroom was in 1830

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30 Jun 2020

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“Lunchroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lunchroom

: a large room in a school or business where people eat lunch


lunch·​room | \ ˈlənch-ˌrüm How to pronounce lunchroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of lunchroom

: a room (as in a school) where lunch may be eaten

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