Definition of Gunroom

1. n. 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.



Definition of Gunroom

1. Noun. A room where guns are stored. ¹

2. Noun. Living quarters for junior officers and midshipmen on a warship (hence '''gunroom officers'''). In the past it was usually set in the forecastle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gunroom

1. a room on a British warship [n -S]

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Literary usage of Gunroom

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1. The Diary of a Civilian's Wife in India, 1877-1882 by E. Augusta King (1884)
"gunroom MOHARRAM FESTIVAL—WEARING SHOES NOT A MARK OF DISRESPECT—GREAT WELL—NATIVE BEDS— ECLIPSE OF THE MOON—COMPONENT PARTS OF NATIVE BAND—AMATEUR ..."

2. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"gunroom. A name applied to the mess to which the junior officers—ie, sub-lieutenants, midshipmen, cadets—belong. Guns, Naval. The earliest record of cannon ..."

3. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1897)
"Under the gangway—the coxswain and midshipmen ... 2 In the forecastle—a midshipman and carpenter's mate ... 2 In the gunroom bulkhead—gunner and ..."

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