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 (po͞ol′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
1. A commercial establishment or room for the playing of pool or billiards. Also called pool hall.
2. A room where a bookmaker takes bets, as on horseracing.


(ˈpuːlˌruːm; -ˌrʊm)
(Billiards & Snooker) a hall or establishment where pool, billiards, etc, are played


(ˈpulˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

1. an establishment or room for the playing of pool or billiards.
2. a bookmaker's establishment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poolroom - a room with pool tables where pool is played
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"


[ˈpuːlˌrʊm] nsala da biliardo
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It was the same with the gambling-house keeper and the poolroom man, and the same with any other man or woman who had a means of getting "graft," and was willing to pay over a share of it: the green-goods man and the highwayman, the pickpocket and the sneak thief, and the receiver of stolen goods, the seller of adulterated milk, of stale fruit and diseased meat, the proprietor of unsanitary tenements, the fake doctor and the usurer, the beggar and the "pushcart man," the prize fighter and the professional slugger, the race-track "tout," the procurer, the white-slave agent, and the expert seducer of young girls.
It owned the legislatures in every state in which it did business; it even owned some of the big newspapers, and made public opinion--there was no power in the land that could oppose it unless, perhaps, it were the Poolroom Trust.
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The poolroom he referred to was where he worked as a teenager.
47) Brown's inculpatory statements came about as follows: The detectives told Brown that they knew about an incident a week earlier, when Brown had shot a revolver into a ceiling in a poolroom because he was angry over a dice game.
breaking into a poolroom to steal coins and cigarettes, Clarence Gideon
6) In the pre-sentence investigation report prepared by the Florida Parole Commission, Parole and Probation System, in August 1961, to aid Judge McCrary in imposing the sentence, it was reported that "the [d]efendant admits taking the items from the poolroom after finding the back door open, which he claims the operator, Mr.
If Taft's dad had missed the thing from the teeming shelf in his poolroom, he had never said anything to them.
But from age 11 on, I frequented the neighborhood poolroom on Willett Street between Rivington and Delancey to watch one of the owners at the ticker-tape machine calling out the baseball scores per every half-inning as they came in on the tape.
They have also added a large conservatory, which serves as a convenient poolroom, leading into the family room where a handmade bar creates the perfect party space.
Roughly one hundred civilians and soldiers raided various premises, including the Austrian Kitchen restaurant, the German-Canadian Club, the Ukrainian-Labour Farmer Temple, Fiesel's Poolroom, and Fuhrman's Butcher Shop.
Poor, homeless, and adamant that he was innocent, Gideon was convicted of breaking into a poolroom in Panama City, Florida.