Definitions

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

  • noun A commercial establishment or room for the playing of pool or billiards.
  • noun A room where a bookmaker takes bets, as on horseracing.

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  • noun US A room with pool tables where pool can be played, usually for a fee

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

  • noun a room with pool tables where pool is played

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Examples

  • The New York Times claimed that the shooting of a sailor by a Negro in a poolroom was the spark.

    Savage Peace

  • The New York Times claimed that the shooting of a sailor by a Negro in a poolroom was the spark.

    Savage Peace

  • The New York Times claimed that the shooting of a sailor by a Negro in a poolroom was the spark.

    Savage Peace

  • The poolroom was a sideline to Mike’s bookmaking operation.

    Underworld

  • The poolroom was a sideline to Mike’s bookmaking operation.

    Underworld

  • The poolroom was a sideline to Mike’s bookmaking operation.

    Underworld

  • He pushed the mug up on the dashboard and waved at the dark opening of the poolroom.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • Billy was in a hungover stupor from Friday night, and he must have slept in his clothes because they smelled of stale beer and I saw talcum powder from the poolroom on his sleeves.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • The tall man stepped back on the high sidewalk in his cowboy boots and went inside the darkness of the poolroom.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • Hack looked through the front glass into the dark interior of the poolroom straight ahead.

    The Convict and Other Stories

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