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 Seated at a desk in the squadron ready room, Maxi doesn’t realize another squadron member is filming him. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 For the Times) Nathan Fenno on swimming: A few minutes before Caeleb Dressel ambled out of the ready room, an up-tempo song pounded through the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2021 Keeping to himself in a corner of the ready room before the race, Dressel didn’t sit in the chair reserved for him, choosing to stand off to the side. Alice Park/tokyo, Time, 31 July 2021 King, who has acknowledged pre-race antics to intimidate opponents, said the ready room was different this time. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 30 July 2021 King was watching in the ready room and was quick to wave her finger back at her competitor. Alyssa Hertel, USA TODAY, 23 July 2021 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, 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, 11 Sep. 2019 Read on to find out how Hammel helped her client create the ultimate getting-ready room. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, 12 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ready room was in 1941

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“Ready room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

ready room

: a room in which a pilot or an astronaut waits before a mission
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