from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The common recreation area and dining room for the commissioned officers on a warship.
  • n. The commissioned officers on a warship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The living quarters of a ship designated for the commissioned officers other than the captain.
  • n. The commissioned officers of a ship, excluding the captain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A room occupied as a messroom by the commissioned officers of a war vessel. See gunroom.
  • n. A room used by the citizens of a city ward, for meetings, political caucuses, elections, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The apartment assigned to the commissioned officers of a man-of-war other than the commanding officer. Line-officers occupy staterooms on the starboard side and staff-officers on the port side.

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

  • n. military quarters for dining and recreation for officers of a warship (except the captain)


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