cloakroom

noun
cloak·​room | \ ˈklōk-ˌrüm How to pronounce cloakroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of cloakroom

1a : a room in which outdoor clothing may be placed during one's stay
b : checkroom
2 : an anteroom of a legislative chamber where members may relax and confer with colleagues
3 British : lavatory sense 2

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Examples of cloakroom in a Sentence

We left our things in the cloakroom. the lady discreetly whispered that she would be ready after a moment in the cloakroom
Recent Examples on the Web The sables, mink, and ermines checked at the cloakroom could have carpeted the chateau ballroom wall to wall. Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 Moran also reportedly voted from the cloakroom, though its unclear if that was due to dress code. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 7 Apr. 2022 For the Joneses, the cloakroom discussions and cable news debates playing out on television only seem to spotlight the gulf between their family and policymakers. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Oct. 2021 About 10 minutes later, Crenshaw also sidestepped security and entered the Republican cloakroom without being cleared by Capitol Police, according to the memo. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2021 The vast apartment-style space, comes with a lounge, cloakroom, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom, bedroom and outdoor terrace which overlooks the roof-tops of Brown Hart Gardens. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 According to Patrick, here's what happened: Called back to Washington this week, Huizenga went through the detector leading onto the House floor on Monday, when his son — who works for another member — called to him from the neighboring cloakroom. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug. 2021 After Tuesday’s overwhelming vote in the Senate, the president called each of the 10 senators personally, reaching Sinema in the Senate cloakroom. Lisa Mascaro, ajc, 11 Aug. 2021 After Tuesday’s overwhelming vote in the Senate, the president called Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and each of the 10 senators personally, reaching Sinema in the Senate cloakroom. Lisa Mascaro, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cloakroom

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Cloakroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloakroom. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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cloakroom

noun
cloak·​room | \ ˈklōk-ˌrüm How to pronounce cloakroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of cloakroom

: a room (as in a school) in which coats and hats may be kept

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