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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Draw·ing-room n.
 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.