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wardroom (plural wardrooms)
- (nautical) The living quarters of a ship designated for the commissioned officers other than the captain.
- (nautical) The commissioned officers of a ship, excluding the captain.
- The captain rarely referred to his wardroom for advice, and this resulted in their discontent.
- 1850, Herman Melville, White-Jacket, New York: Harper, 1855, Chapter 11, p. 56,
- […] it having also reached the ears of the Ward-room that the work contained reflections somewhat derogatory to the dignity of the officers, the volume was seized by the master-at-arms, armed with a warrant from the Captain.
commissioned officers of a ship
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