baggage claim

noun

Definition of baggage claim

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

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Barcelona’s Luis Suarez is atop most lists, and a young boy waiting for Chacon near MSP’s baggage claim No. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Thomas Chacon’s Uruguayan pedigree sets up transition to Minnesota United," 18 Aug. 2019 The Bradley Bunch had to assemble at the bottom of the baggage claim stairs, unroll their posters and greet their team. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Meet the Bradley Bunch, a group of Hartford Athletic fans who welcome the soccer team at the airport after every away game," 10 Aug. 2019 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport: Visitors can look for Lyft reps in baggage claim to obtain a promo code for 20% off their ride. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Lyft discounts in place for All-Star Week in Cleveland," 1 July 2019 Hazel Williams, who suffers from early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, was last seen at approximately 11:37 a.m. at Logan International Airport’s baggage claim, police said in a statement. Alejandro Serrano, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston police searching for 77-year-old missing woman," 2 July 2018 The service gives travelers access to a customs express lane, getting you through to baggage claim in minutes. Natalie B. Compton, Twin Cities, "Pssst. Mobile Passport is the best-kept secret in air travel.," 14 July 2019 Gunman Esteban Santiago opened fire in a baggage claim area on Jan. 6. Susannah Bryan, sun-sentinel.com, "Broward Sheriff’s Office loses state accreditation after mishandling of school, airport shootings," 1 July 2019 But critics are now asking if busy travelers should be subjected to CNN’s increasingly ideological programming -- at gates, bars, food courts and baggage claims -- which can include on-screen chyrons or subtitles that gleefully mock President Trump. Brian Flood, Fox News, "Growing questions about CNN's airport monopoly as network veers left," 23 Mar. 2018 Plane landed, and at baggage claim Paul directed James to his supplier, the Atlanta memorabilia store Distant Replays, and told him to drop his name. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "How an Oilers' Warren Moon throwback jersey linked LeBron James to his agent Rich Paul," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of baggage claim

1949, in the meaning defined above

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