Draw"ing-room` (?), n. [Abbrev. fr. withdraw-ing-room.]

1.

A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room.

2.

The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room.

He [Johnson] would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer. Macaulay.

Drawing-room car. See Palace car, under Car.

 

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