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

  • n. Informal A recreation room.

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  • n. A recreation room; a room suitable for use by children and pets.

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

  • n. a room equipped for informal entertaining


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  • It didn't always work, and occasionally what was delivered more closely resembled something that came out of reactor-coolant coils than a coffeepot, but at the moment Kirk was in no mood to seek out the more palatable alternatives available in the rec room or the galley.


  • Kirk had seen him do this, on hundreds of shore leaves, and on countless evenings in a corner of the main rec room on the Enterprise while Uhura played the harp or Ensign Reilley sang Irish ballads: Spock the observer, the outsider.



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