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
Recent Examples on the Web Scott Brennan stood powerless in the Iowa Democratic Party's war room in the wee hours of Feb. 4 as efforts to report 2020's first presidential caucuses results failed spectacularly. Thomas Beaumont, Star Tribune, "Iowa again a battleground, sign of Trump's Midwest obstacles," 29 Sep. 2020 In one of the main pavilions of the Frisco Soccer Hall of Fame, FC Dallas set up its war room. Dallas News, "For FC Dallas, getting Nicky Hernández in the MLS SuperDraft was a wish come true," 23 Jan. 2021 The acting attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, worked on Wednesday from his office rather than the F.B.I. war room, where the crisis response unfolded. New York Times, "Inside a Deadly Siege: How a String of Failures Led to a Dark Day at the Capitol," 10 Jan. 2021 Not everyone on the scouting staff was in the Wild's war room for the draft on Tuesday at team headquarters, but scouts were able to attend virtually. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Wild GM Bill Guerin: 'We've got some flexibility'," 6 Oct. 2020 Those inside the Cleveland Clinic Courts war room say the draft-night debate lasted into the eight-o’clock hour -- even though there was a growing vibe that Altman had started fixating on Okoro one day earlier. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "How Isaac Okoro went from debated draft prospect to ready-made rookie and potential starter," 22 Dec. 2020 The day before the election, Wills, Raphael, and other volunteers gathered early in the morning in a one-story house in Little Havana and set up their own war room. Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker, "As Trump Gained Latino Support in Florida, Biden’s Campaign Ignored Warnings," 10 Nov. 2020 The campaign has set up a war room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Haley Ott, CBS News, "Pivotal states too close to call as race hangs in the balance," 4 Nov. 2020 Legendary British actor Peter Sellers plays three roles in Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy about an insane general who triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Movie and TV presidents we’d vote for, and others we’d impeach," 3 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of war room

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of war room was in 1901

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18 Feb 2021

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“War room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20room. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of war room

: a room where battles are planned that is equipped with maps, computers, etc.
: a room where people meet and exchange plans, ideas, information, etc., in an active way
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