war room

noun

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

This story inadvertently triggered a daylong debate on Twitter after Frier, citing Facebook, reported that the company’s vaunted election war room had been shut down and replaced with a Friday-morning meeting. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The UK’s inquiry into fake news is focused on a long-dead bikini-finding app," 27 Nov. 2018 Facebook wouldn’t commit to keeping the war room open over forever. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Inside Facebook’s election war room," 18 Oct. 2018 And at the last moment, the Philadelphia 76ers phoned Phoenix’s war room once more. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "From War Rooms to the Green Room: Behind the Scenes of Thursday's No. 16 Pick Chaos," 23 June 2018 Over the last few months of the campaign, Parscale’s team invested heavily in Facebook advertising, even hosting a Facebook employee at their Texas war room who helped guide their work. Philip Bump, Washington Post, "Everything you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook debacle," 19 Mar. 2018 An official involved in the planning for the visit said there was even discussion of having the president visit the underground London bunker used by Mr. Churchill as a war room during World War II. Katie Rogers, New York Times, "British Roll Out Trump’s Political Idol: Winston Churchill," 12 July 2018 Ten men gathered in the war room to run through NFL draft scenarios, what-ifs and trade possibilities. Rick Maese, chicagotribune.com, "NFL draft analysis is a cottage industry — and everyone wants to join the neighborhood," 11 Apr. 2018 Data-cruncher ArcSight dominated security operations centers—the digital war rooms of corporations—through the aughts. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Upstart Data Wrangler Raises $25 Million to Take on IBM, HPE, and Splunk," 28 June 2018 An East Coast farm kid fresh out of rock school, Langelaan’s on a three-man exploration crew, the kind feeding the screens back in the war room. Genesee Keevil, Popular Mechanics, "The Rush: What the World's Greatest Gold Prospector Knows," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of war room

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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war room

noun

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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