noun Date: 1861 1. a room in which bookmaking is carried on 2. a room for the playing of pool

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • poolroom — ☆ poolroom [po͞ol′ro͞om΄ ] n. 1. a room or establishment where pool is played: also pool hall 2. Now Rare a room where bets are placed with a bookmaker …   English World dictionary

  • poolroom — /poohl roohm , room /, n. 1. an establishment or room for the playing of pool or billiards. 2. a place where betting is carried on, esp. illegally; a bookmaker s establishment. [1860 65; POOL2 + ROOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • poolroom — noun A room with pool tables where pool can be played, usually for a fee …   Wiktionary

  • poolroom — Synonyms and related words: archery ground, athletic field, badminton court, baseball field, basketball court, betting house, betting parlor, billiard parlor, bowling alley, bowling green, casino, course, court, crib, cricket ground, croquet… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • poolroom — pool|room [ˈpu:lrum, ru:m] n old fashioned a pool hall …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • poolroom — n. place where one plays pool, billiards hall …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poolroom — noun N. Amer. 1》 (also pool hall) a place for playing pool. 2》 a betting shop …   English new terms dictionary

  • poolroom — noun (C) a room used for playing pool, especially in a bar …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • poolroom — pool•room [[t]ˈpulˌrum, ˌrʊm[/t]] n. 1) gam an establishment or room for the playing of pool or billiards 2) a bookmaker s establishment • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • poolroom — /ˈpulrum/ (say poohlroohm) noun 1. an establishment or room in which pool or billiards is played. 2. a place in which betting is carried on …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”