study hall

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study hall (plural study halls)

  1. A class period, usually in boarding - or high school, where students are afforded the time for independent study and homework assignments, as part of the curriculum or after hours, the last notably as a punishment called detention.
    He finished drafting his essay in study hall.
  2. The classroom or other school hall used for such a purpose.
    The supervising teacher's stern expression at the front of the drab study hall left little doubt that no nonsense would be tolerated there.