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 Sorting through what had been an off-limits footlocker in his father's garage in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Joe Tachovsky found a trove of medals, photos, letters — and a platoon roster. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, 20 Mar. 2021 That's where Joe Tachovsky tracked him down in 2011, bringing with him the photos and memorabilia from his dad's footlocker and sparking long conversations that became the guts of his book research. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, 20 Mar. 2021 Whitman rode the elevator to the twenty-seventh floor, dragged his footlocker up the stairs to the observation deck, and introduced the nation to the idea of mass murder in a public space. Catherine Cusick, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 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, 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, 17 Dec. 2019 Some guy would come in with all his stuff in a bag and a footlocker. Sig Christenson,, 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, 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, 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of footlocker

1882, in the meaning defined above

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29 Apr 2021

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“Footlocker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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