[smohk-fild, -fild] /ˈsmoʊkˌfɪld, -ˈfɪld/
a place, as a hotel room, for conducting secret negotiations, effecting compromises, devising strategy, etc.
smoke-filled room definition
A popular expression used to describe a place where the political wheeling and dealing of machine bosses (see machine politics) is conducted. The image originated during the Republican presidential nominating convention of 1920, in which Warren G. Harding emerged as a dark horse candidate.
noun 1. a variant spelling of smoko
noun, plural smokehouses [smohk-hou-ziz] /ˈsmoʊkˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a building or place in which meat, fish, etc., are cured with smoke. noun 1. a building or special construction for curing meat, fish, etc, by smoking
noun 1. an apparatus for turning a roasting spit, set in motion by the current of ascending gases in a chimney. noun 1. a device formerly used for turning a roasting spit, operated by the movement of ascending gases in a chimney
noun 1. a firefighter who parachutes to forest fires inaccessible to ground crews.