noun Date: 1937 a small private single room on a railroad sleeping car

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  • roomette — ☆ roomette [ro͞o met′ ] n. a small room for one person in a railroad sleeping car …   English World dictionary

  • Roomette — A roomette is a type of sleeping car compartment in a railroad passenger train. The term was first used in North America, and was carried over into Australia and New Zealand. Roomette rooms are relatively small, and were generally intended for… …   Wikipedia

  • roomette — /rooh met , roo /, n. 1. a small private compartment in the sleeping car of a train, usually for one person, containing its own washroom facilities and a bed that folds against the wall when not in use. 2. any small room, esp. one used solely for …   Universalium

  • roomette — noun A small private compartment, for one person, in a railroad sleeping car …   Wiktionary

  • roomette — Synonyms and related words: Pullman, Pullman car, baggage car, boxcar, caboose, car, carriage, chair car, coach, coal car, covered waggon, day coach, diner, dinghy, dining car, drawing room, flat, flatcar, gondola, local, luggage van, mail car,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • roomette — ruː met ,rÊŠ met n. private compartment in a railway sleeping car; small room or compartment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roomette — noun N. Amer. 1》 a private single compartment in a railway sleeping car. 2》 a small bedroom for letting …   English new terms dictionary

  • roomette — room·ette …   English syllables

  • roomette — room•ette [[t]ruˈmɛt, rʊ [/t]] n. 1) rai a small private compartment in the sleeping car of a train 2) cvb a private room adjoining a box at a sports stadium or arena and used for entertaining guests • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • roomette — /ruˈmɛt/ (say rooh met) noun 1. US a private sleeping compartment on a train. 2. a sleeping compartment for one person on a train …   Australian English dictionary

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