Definition of wardroom in English:



  • A commissioned officers' mess on board a warship.

    • ‘While Robinson provides some historical framework to the ship's operations, the strength of the book is the insight it provides into the daily life of a destroyer wardroom during this extraordinary time.’
    • ‘Lancaster is also the home of Sunny the parrot, the Royal Navy's sole sea-going mascot, who lives in the wardroom.’
    • ‘They stuck to the best traditions and gathered together into naval societies, organizations and wardrooms.’
    • ‘After the war wardrooms on warships became the place where young officers learned to love their profession and upgraded their naval and general culture.’
    • ‘The area proposed to be leased includes the Old Naval Academy - serving as offices and a wardroom - Anchor and Stoney Lanes, Short Row and the Block Mills.’
    • ‘Some of those hamburgers and pork chops get consumed in the officers' wardroom, more in the chiefs' mess.’
    • ‘Later in the afternoon, he had lunch in the wardroom (officer's galley), talked to Nimitz crew members in the hangar bay and posed for pictures.’
    • ‘We dropped off the two other pilots, who had been in the back of the H - 46, so they could relax in the wardroom.’
    • ‘From the flight deck of the 4,100 tonne frigate the patient was taken to the wardroom where the ship's doctor and medics began emergency treatment including transfusions and oxygen therapy.’
    • ‘At least until recently, the penalty for any officer on the P&O line caught wearing a made-up bow-tie was to buy champagne for the entire wardroom.’
    • ‘Besides her cabin, usually shared with another staff-member, the pursers had their own wardroom where they could relax and share the trials and tribulations of the day.’
    • ‘During the most recent deployment, a wardroom mess dinner was held on the flight deck, involving guests from all three services.’
    • ‘This started the ball rolling and before too long the ‘Esther Williams Trophy’ had become a sought after prize between wardrooms.’
    • ‘Some years later Navy regulations were changed to permit wardroom and steerage officers to voluntarily form their own wine mess.’
    • ‘When she arrived in sunny Gibraltar, Caroline was greeted by HMS York's Commanding Officer, Commander Paul Porter, before she sat down to a traditional lunch in the wardroom.’
    • ‘The Pelican had five officers on board, and the wardroom was sufficient to serve as a conference area as well as a dining space.’
    • ‘But the commodore leading the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise in Southeast Asia decided to take the Thai born reservist out of the kitchen and put him in the wardroom.’
    • ‘His views and attitudes were formed in naval wardrooms and are more usually representative of public opinion than the constipated gripings of his critics on the left.’
    • ‘We looked after it in the wardroom, fed it and it gradually got its strength back.’
    • ‘It was shortly after dinner time, so the wardroom had a dozen officers still lounging after their meals.’