One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A room or building providing meals and recreational facilities for workers or military personnel.‘I can see a group of police in a mess room playing pool’
- ‘Then with a quick word he left the mess room.’
- ‘There were only four of us in the mess room last Tuesday afternoon when a divisional officer arrived.’
- ‘This area will serve as a mess room for staff.’
- ‘They'll never believe this in the mess room.’
- ‘The officers' pantry, the galley, and the crew's mess room are provided with sinks.’
- ‘The building had various uses, including mess rooms for railwaymen.’
- ‘They were encouraged to go into the mess room and have a beer and a fag.’
- ‘They do get very crude and personal in the mess room, no doubt about it.’
- ‘The single storey wing originally housed bus station offices and a bus staff mess room.’
- ‘The working conditions were praised by Jack who pointed to the well designed lunch and mess rooms.’
- ‘The building will also house a mess room, locker rooms, kitchen, offices and an education suite.’
- ‘It appears that over 100 empty cans of beer and cider were found in their mess room.’
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