footlocker

noun
foot·​lock·​er | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌlä-kər How to pronounce footlocker (audio) \

Definition of footlocker

: a small trunk designed to be placed at the foot of a bed (as in a barracks)

Examples of footlocker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter Their persistence led to 16 African American men being escorted to a Great Lakes barracks, which had 16 cots, 16 footlockers and one long table with 16 chairs. Dan C. Goldberg, Time, "How the U.S. Navy’s First Black Officers Helped Reshape the American Military," 19 May 2020 Between May 2017 and January 2019, the group helped to conceal, transport and broker the contents of those footlockers. Chase Hunter, azcentral, "4 indicted in theft of lockers full of toy cars donated to Toys for Tots," 17 Dec. 2019 Some guy would come in with all his stuff in a bag and a footlocker. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "At 97, scientist is last of the old breed at San Antonio’s former Brooks AFB," 29 Dec. 2019 The indictment from Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office alleges Jorgenson took at least 42 military style footlockers filled with toy cars around May 2017. Chase Hunter, azcentral, "4 indicted in theft of lockers full of toy cars donated to Toys for Tots," 17 Dec. 2019 Walls are either the same smooth concrete of the exterior or painted gray; the metal display cases look almost as rusty as the footlockers on exhibit. Julie V. Iovine., WSJ, "A Shrine to Honor Service," 24 Oct. 2018 Hollywood icons and pinup models had long worn two-piece suits, as was evident under the lids of thousands of GI footlockers still being shipped home from Europe. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "A scandalous, two-piece history of the bikini," 6 July 2018 Uniforms, Civil War letters and diaries, dozens of footlockers, Medals of Honor, cannons, photos, drums and Spanish-American War cavalry saddles. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's attic is moving — Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Veterans Museum move collections," 20 Apr. 2018 There's a photo studio, conservation lab, various sized shelves and racks for flags, tents, hammocks, saddles and military footlockers and cold storage areas for film kept at 40 degrees. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's attic is moving — Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Veterans Museum move collections," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of footlocker

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footlocker was in 1882

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“Footlocker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footlocker. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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footlocker

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English Language Learners Definition of footlocker

US : a strong box that is kept at the foot of a soldier's bed and that is used for storing personal property

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