pool·​room ˈpül-ˌrüm How to pronounce poolroom (audio)
: a room in which bookmaking is carried on
: a room for the playing of pool

Examples of poolroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few days before the crime spree, the two men got together at a poolroom at 22nd and Mission. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, 10 July 2020 In short order, so were art museums and libraries, cabarets, poolrooms and bowling alleys. cleveland, 24 Mar. 2020 The poolrooms, flophouses, bars, cheap restaurants, wine stores and missions remained, but their customers, and the atmosphere on the street, had changed for the worse. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, 10 Aug. 2019 Recreation areas such as bowling alleys, skating rinks and poolrooms were closed. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 31 Jan. 2018 Files also show the building served as an A&P food store and Louis J. Wahl Hardware in the 1920s, a poolroom in the 1930s, an apartment in the 1940s and a restaurant in the 1960s. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 21 Feb. 2018 The difference, of course, is that many of the latter took meetings with every poolroom liar and state house grifter in the state of Arkansas. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 10 July 2017 The late Christopher Hitchens fell for every poolroom liar in Arkansas, and, as demonstrated by his most recent effort, Andrew Sullivan is still completely bananas on the subject.) Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 18 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of poolroom was in 1861

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“Poolroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poolroom. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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