ward·​room | \ ˈwȯr-ˌdrüm How to pronounce wardroom (audio) , -ˌdru̇m \

Definition of wardroom

: the space in a warship allotted for living quarters to the commissioned officers excepting the captain specifically : the mess assigned to these officers

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Recent Examples on the Web Like Farshad's room, the wardroom was an exercise in spacial economy. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, "2034, Part VI: Crossing the Red Line," 2 Mar. 2021 The Wolf's Den, the enlisted crew's mess, is slightly larger than the wardroom and filled with smaller tables, arranged like a railroad dining car. Jim Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "Run Silent, Run Deep: PM Meets the Deadly Seawolf Submarine," 1 Dec. 2020 According to the sailor, the meeting in the ship’s wardroom, a gathering place, lasted about 30 minutes and forced about 80 crew members to stand roughly 2 to 4 feet from one another — far less than the 6-foot spacing called for by the CDC. Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, "After Discovering a Sailor With Coronavirus, the U.S. Navy Crowded Dozens Into One Room," 17 Mar. 2020 In the wardroom of Hetman Sahaydachniy, a Ukrainian officer gestures to a silver plaque which documents the ship’s eight captains since 1993. The Economist, "America and its allies are helping Ukraine to get its sea legs back," 9 Aug. 2019 Over time, Francis's corruption of the Blue Ridge's wardroom became progressively decadent, court records show. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, "Leaks, feasts and sex parties: How ‘Fat Leonard’ infiltrated the Navy’s floating headquarters in Asia," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wardroom

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wardroom was in 1748

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“Wardroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wardroom. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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: a room in a military ship where officers sleep and eat

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