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    carla guaraldi is offline Member
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    engine room

    Hi,

    Do you know what an engine room is? If you do, could you tell me where I would see one?
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: engine room

    There would be many places where you would see an "engine room."

    It is the place where all the machinery is for a building or even for a boat.

    The "engine room" in an apartment complex is where the heating and cooling equipment is. The "engine room" on a ship is where the motor is.

    Can you give us a sentence or tell us where you saw this term?

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    Re: engine room

    I saw it in the TOEIC preparation. Thank you for the help.

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    Re: engine room

    In BrE, it would tend to mean the part of a ship where the main engines are housed.

    (I'm interested to hear that it can apply to buildings in the US.)

    All the best,

    MrP

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    Re: engine room

    There is a discussion on "boiler room" currently on this site.


    See that.

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    Re: engine room

    The "engine room" can also be used metaphorically to mean the place where things get done or even to mean the organisation that gets things moving. We can say, for instance, that the students' union is the engine room of university student politics or that the tactics room is the engine room of improved team performance for a sports club.
    Hope this helps.
    Buggles

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