boiler room Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “boiler room” in the English Dictionary

"boiler room" in British English

See all translations

boiler roomnoun [C]

uk   us  

boiler room noun [C] (HEAT)

a ​room in a ​building or on a ​ship where the ​boiler is

boiler room noun [C] (SALES)

a ​room in which ​peoplework very hard to ​sellproducts by ​phone
(Definition of boiler room from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boiler room" in Business English

See all translations

boiler roomnoun [C]

uk   us   (also boiler shop) disapproving FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a ​smallorganization that ​illegallysellsshares of very little or no ​value. People who ​work for boiler ​rooms use dishonest or unpleasant ​methods to persuade ​customers to ​buyshares: Agents infiltrated a so-called "boiler ​room" where ​illegal forex ​contracts were being ​traded.
(Definition of boiler room from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of boiler room?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More