Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quarters of midshipmen and junior officers on a British warship.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, an apartment on the after part of the lower gun-deck of a man-of-war, devoted to the use of the junior officers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) An apartment on the after end of the lower gun deck of a ship of war, usually occupied as a messroom by the commissioned officers, except the captain; -- called wardroom in the United States navy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A room where guns are stored.
  • noun Living quarters for junior officers and midshipmen on a warship (hence gunroom officers). In the past it was usually set in the forecastle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun military quarters of midshipmen and junior officers on a British warship

Etymologies

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gun +‎ room

Examples

  • When Sheriff Wright came, he found the gunroom unlocked.

    Gideon’s war

  • When Sheriff Wright came, he found the gunroom unlocked.

    Gideon’s war

  • When Sheriff Wright came, he found the gunroom unlocked.

    Gideon’s war

  • When Sheriff Wright came, he found the gunroom unlocked.

    Gideon’s war

  • Between gloating, and babbling about how she and the Queen would discuss dress-making while Albert and I boozed in the gunroom (she had a marvellous notion of court life, you see), she went into declines at the thought that she would come out in spots, or have her drawers fall down when being presented.

    Fiancée

  • This gunroom made most gunstores appear somewhat lacking in comparision.

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  • 'I told Himself you had carried out of the castle one of those big old game-bags from the gunroom, and he beamed.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • Indeed, as I soothed my bruised nerves with brandy fomentations that night, I reflected that there were worse places than India; there was Aberdeenshire, with Ignatieff loose in the bracken, hoping to hang my head on his gunroom wall.

    Fiancée

  • But the gunroom officers let him eat with them until FitzRoy got over his snit and apologized.

    Right-Wing Whining

  • But the gunroom officers let him eat with them until FitzRoy got over his snit and apologized.

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