Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A room in which pools on races, etc., are sold.

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Examples

  • Another door stood within a couple of yards of the pool-room door.

    The Limit

  • He couldn't have been more than eighteen, but I'd noticed his clothes were beautifully cut, although hardly what you'd call pool-room fashion; more like Sunday in the country.

    The Sky Writer

  • The rules of these early variations on pool (and forerunners of snooker) are to be found in "Captain Crawley's" standard Victorian work, Billiards, which is a mine of practical information and billiards lore, and contains much information on pool-room sharks and-swindles.

    The Sky Writer

  • But in the next few days I had other things to distract me from Elspeth's nonsense; my jape in the pool-room with the little greenhorn came home to roost, and in the most unexpected way.

    The Sky Writer

  • His own pool-room analysts had been telling him "Since the beginning of the year, traffic on image-hosting sites overall .. (had) shot up 406 percent to more than 14.7 million unique users ... 10 percent of the total U.S. Internet population."

    Web 2.0 Playboy Mansion Mashup

  • It had to be, to hold so many people; a large pool-room, honey­combed with darkness beyond.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • And to cap it all, the brute had the effrontery to challenge me to a game of billiards - and beat me hollow, too, in the presence of Albert and half a dozen others: I had to be certain there was a good crowd on hand, for God knows what he'd have tried if we'd gone to the pool-room alone.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • And to cap it all, the brute had the effrontery to challenge me to a game of billiards — and beat me hollow, too, in the presence of Albert and half a dozen others: I had to be certain there was a good crowd on hand, for God knows what he'd have tried if we'd gone to the pool-room alone.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • From the dance-hall it is an easy path to the saloon and the brothel, as it is from the game of craps and the pool-room to the gambling-den and the criminal joint.

    Society Its Origin and Development

  • The girls find it attractive to walk the streets, while the boys frequent the cheap pool-room, where they find

    Society Its Origin and Development

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