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 In the summer of 2011, Allen and her husband forced Ame Deal to get into a small footlocker in their garage that was not air conditioned during a sweltering July night. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 28 July 2022 In 2002, he was found inside a footlocker that had been set on fire. Fox News, 11 July 2022 The victim found the lock broken off the unit and several personal items, including family photos and a World War II footlocker belonging his father, collectibles and furniture stolen from inside. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 23 Jan. 2022 The battery pack is a box about the size and shape of a footlocker. Dan Neil, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of footlocker

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Footlocker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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