/wawrd"roohm', -room'/, n. (on a warship)
1. the area serving as the living quarters for all commissioned officers except the commanding officer.
2. the dining saloon and lounge for these officers.
3. these officers collectively.
[1795-1805; WARD + ROOM]

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