noun lock·er \ˈlä-kər\

: a cupboard or cabinet that has a door which can be locked and that is used to store personal items (such as books, clothes, shoes, etc.)

: a cold room in which fresh or frozen foods are stored

Full Definition of LOCKER

a :  a drawer, cupboard, or compartment that may be closed with a lock; especially :  one for individual storage use
b :  a chest or compartment on shipboard for compact stowage of articles
c :  a refrigerated compartment or room for the storage of fresh or frozen foods <a meat locker>
:  one that locks

Examples of LOCKER

  1. <the enlisted man usually stored his uniform in his locker at the foot of his bed>
  2. <a down-at-the heels health club where most of the lockers look to be unusable>

First Known Use of LOCKER

14th century


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