wardroom

noun
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

Examples of wardroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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7 Apr 2020

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“Wardroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wardroom. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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wardroom

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English Language Learners Definition of wardroom

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

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