war room


Definition of war room

1 : a room at a military headquarters where maps showing the current status of troops in battle are maintained
2 : a room (as at a business headquarters) used for conferences and planning that is often specially equipped (as with computers, or charts)

Examples of war room in a Sentence

the war room of the candidate's campaign headquarters
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First Known Use of war room

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 May 2022

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“War room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20room. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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