- nounmilitary quarters of midshipmen and junior officers on a British warship• Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain• Hypernyms: ↑military quarters
* * *noun: an apartment on a British warship usually aft of the berth deck originally used by the gunner and his mates but now by the midshipmen and junior officers
* * *1. a room in which guns are kept.2. Brit. a room on a warship for the use of junior naval officers.[1620-30]
* * *gun room,1. a room where guns are kept.2. a room for junior officers on a British warship. It was originally occupied by the gunner and his mates.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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