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roomette

Line breaks: room|ette
Pronunciation: /ruːˈmɛt
 
, rʊ-/

Definition of roomette in English:

noun

North American
1A private single compartment in a railway sleeping car.
Example sentences
  • That train gave way to the Silver Palm that initially featured coaches with video monitors for movies, sleepers with comfortable roomettes for business travelers, and a full diner.
  • In the back of each car are 4 Single bedrooms, (roomettes), in the center of the car are 6 bedrooms each, with bunk beds, toilet, and wash facilities.
  • We spent a weekend in New Orleans which is were she arrived and left from on her three trips between New Orleans and Chicago on the Panama Limited, a fast all roomette overnight train.
2A small bedroom for letting.

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