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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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Jurgis was willing, and so was Duane, and so they went to one of the high-class poolrooms where brokers and merchants gambled (with society women in a private room), and they put up ten dollars each upon a horse called "Black Beldame," a six to one shot, and won.
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.
At this time drive-ins scaled back on their more extravagant entertainment extras, such as poolrooms and skating rinks (Lobban, 1996c).
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66%) cases took place at such places as bars, night clubs and poolrooms, 15 (2%) at the service stations, 19 (2.
This determination is based upon discussions among Blacks found in barbershops, beauty shops, poolrooms, restaurants, churches, and through organizing on the streets .
By 1912, when he was thirty, Rothstein was a millionaire from the profits of his gambling parlors, poolrooms, and racetracks.
According to a correspondent for The Pas Herald, these included three stores, a post office, two poolrooms, two restaurants, a boarding house, laundry, hospital, church and school.
The streets, with their noise and flaring lights, the taverns, the automobiles, and the poolrooms claim them, and no voice of ours can call them back.
27) During the early twentieth century, Harlem's informal economy was synonymous with speakeasies and cabarets, drugs, numbers and prostitution rackets, and organized crime syndicates, and poolrooms.
Discotheques like bars, poolrooms, restaurants and other entertainment centres in Bhutan are finding it hard to abide by the government imposed ban on smoking in public places, which came hot on the heels of the ban on sale of cigarettes on January 1.
Feeding quarters into those seductive devices in the back of Sophomore Sol's luncheonette on the University of Pennsylvania campus was our generation's equivalent of the poolrooms Professor Harold Hill warned about in "The Music Man"