pool·​room | \ ˈpül-ˌrüm How to pronounce poolroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of poolroom

1 : a room in which bookmaking is carried on
2 : a room for the playing of pool

Examples of poolroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "SF ‘hobohemia’ transformed into Skid Row as jobs and city changed," 10 Aug. 2019 Recreation areas such as bowling alleys, skating rinks and poolrooms were closed. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "RetroIndy: 1918 Spanish Influenza was swift and deadly," 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, "Fat Dan's plans a Carmel deli and a Downtown Indianapolis steakhouse," 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, "What Do the Russians 'Have' on the Trump Family? Fear.," 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, "Will The New York Times Ever Fix Its Clinton Problem?," 18 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of poolroom

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Poolroom.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poolroom. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of poolroom

: a room that has a pool table or many pool tables : a room where people play pool

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