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

  • n. A small private compartment in a railroad sleeping car.

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  • n. A small private compartment, for one person, in a railroad sleeping car

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

  • n. a small private compartment for one on a sleeping car


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  • How many readers, after digesting Mr. Stevenson's graphic accounts of foul conditions and annoying passengers aboard an Estonian ferry, unappetizing meals aboard freighters, the cramped dimensions of an Amtrak "roomette," will be following his lead?

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  • When we boarded, an attendant guided us to our "roomette," then later helped convert it into a sleeping space. - News

  • On the Chicago to Denver leg of my Rail Trip to CSCMP my "roomette" was across the hall from a couple from Madison, Wisconsin.


  • The full pass, with roomette and Amtrak food, will be $945 or two for $1390 (double occupancy).

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  • On our ride up to New York, Jill and I opted to share a roomette.

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  • I did walk around a lot during my travels and stretch in different ways when I was confined to small spaces - did anyone see me as a L against the wall, legs up, reading in my roomette?


  • If you want to sleep on a bed or have more privacy, you can purchase a roomette or a first class cabin.

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  • But he gradually warmed to the idea during the following eighteen hours he spent in his roomette.


  • You can see the resultant video tour of the ‘first class roomette’ on the train above (warning: seriously amateur camera work).

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  • The Coast Starlight is a very pleasant train trip, especially if you want to spring for a roomette.

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