from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A recreation room.
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- n. A recreation room; a room suitable for use by children and pets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a room equipped for informal entertaining
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It didn't always work, and occasionally what was delivered more closely resembled something that came out of reactor-coolant coils than a coffeepot, but at the moment Kirk was in no mood to seek out the more palatable alternatives available in the rec room or the galley.
Kirk had seen him do this, on hundreds of shore leaves, and on countless evenings in a corner of the main rec room on the Enterprise while Uhura played the harp or Ensign Reilley sang Irish ballads: Spock the observer, the outsider.