from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A room in a police station where officers assemble, as for assignment or briefing.
  • noun A room in a barracks in which a number of troops are lodged.

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  • noun a room in a barracks where soldiers are billeted
  • noun a room in a police station where members of the force assemble for roll call and duty assignments


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