ready room


Definition of ready room

: a room in which pilots or astronauts are briefed and await orders

Examples of ready room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the final, King glared at Efimova in the ready room, stared her down behind the starting blocks, blitzed to the gold medal in an Olympic-record time and, after the race, of someone punished for doping being allowed to race. Los Angeles Times, "Brash? Cocky? Swimmer Lilly King is outspoken and hopes other women will join her," 10 Mar. 2020 But the ready room is an official stop on a free, hour-long tour of the center, which is the oldest (and largest) of the nine smokejumper bases in the country. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Missoula," 11 Sep. 2019 Read on to find out how Hammel helped her client create the ultimate getting-ready room. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "5 Ingenious Storage Ideas to Borrow from the Ultimate Glam Closet," 12 July 2019 Pilots aren’t usually allowed to choose their own names, either; they’re bestowed early in a career as part of the withering camaraderie of the ready room and rarely changed. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Call signs part of the Topgun lore, whether pilots like it or not," 16 June 2019 If there's no coffee in the ready room, someone gets yelled at. Bill Monroe,, "Local boat builder helps rower reach his ambition: Cross the Pacific Ocean," 5 Jan. 2018 In the ready room, Christopher kept up a banter as Steve put a festive Christmas bow tie around his son’s neck and helped him don a jacket. Kathy Aney, The Seattle Times, "Teen overcomes blindness and autism with music," 23 Dec. 2017 After these duplicitous peace talks, Saru hails the captain in his ready room and reports Cornwell's fate. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Last Night's 'Star Trek: Discovery' Was a Fistful of Vulcan," 23 Oct. 2017 Take Captain Georgiou's (Michelle Yeoh) ready room, for instance. Chris E. Hayner, The Hollywood Reporter, "7 'Star Trek' Easter Eggs From the 'Discovery' Series Premiere," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of ready room

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Ready room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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