baggage claim


: the area in an airport where arriving passengers pick up their checked baggage

Examples of baggage claim in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still in airplane mode with half a battery and open to a baggage claim for #AlaskaAirlines ASA1282 Survived a 16,000 foot drop perfectly in tact! Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2024 No one needs an argument over a foul call spilling over into baggage claim. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Jan. 2024 Sam Brinton, a deputy assistant secretary in the Department of Energy, left the administration in 2022 after being accused of stealing a suitcase from the baggage claim at the Las Vegas airport. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2024 Bags are offloaded in the same room where they’re put onto carts and then sent up to baggage claim. USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 Unclaimed bags at a Southwest Airlines baggage claim at Salt Lake City International Airport in Dec. 2022. Dawn Gilbertson, WSJ, 1 Feb. 2024 Marketing campaigns have featured a truck snorting lines of fake cocaine off a street in Paris and an airport baggage claim display of suitcases stuffed with cash. Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2024 Air travel:Section of Louisville airport reopens after officials find 'suspicious item' in baggage claim What airports are the cheapest to fly from? Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 2 Feb. 2024 On Sunday, a sprinkler head froze in the lower arrivals area, leaking water onto the floor near three baggage claim carousels. Andrea Klick, Kansas City Star, 18 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baggage claim was in 1949

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“Baggage claim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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