wardroom

noun

ward·​room ˈwȯr-ˌdrüm How to pronounce wardroom (audio)
-ˌdru̇m
: 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 The meal was scheduled for the ship’s wardroom, typically reserved only for officers. Menachem Wecker, Sun Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2023 Another was taking his meals in the cramped wardroom among his fellow officers, few of whom spoke anything but Russian and all of whom were at least a decade younger. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 2 Mar. 2021 Though as a Black man Gould had only limited opportunities for advancement, he was later promoted to landsman and then wardroom steward. New York Times, 17 June 2022 Like Farshad's room, the wardroom was an exercise in spacial economy. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 21 Feb. 2024.

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wardroom

noun
ward·​room ˈwȯr-ˌdrüm How to pronounce wardroom (audio)
-ˌdru̇m
: the space in a warship assigned to the officers except the captain as living quarters or a dining room
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