foot·​lock·​er ˈfu̇t-ˌlä-kər How to pronounce footlocker (audio)
: 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 His camp trunk, a traveling footlocker, now rests in the Smithsonian. Cynthia Greenlee, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Jan. 2023 The tiny homes themselves come equipped with a bed, sleeping bag, pillows, a footlocker, towels, lighting, electronics charging station, and a heater. oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of footlocker was in 1882

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“Footlocker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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foot·​lock·​er -ˌläk-ər How to pronounce footlocker (audio)
: a small trunk designed to be placed at the foot of a bed

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