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)

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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 Whitman packed all this into a footlocker with enough food to last two weeks and rode the elevator up the University of Texas clock tower, which had an observation deck. Steve Russell, Newsweek, "America and Guns: To Understand That Deadly Obsession, Come to Texas," 7 Dec. 2017 For the event, held in late July at DuSable Museum for African American History, Griffin lined the stage with 125 footlockers filled with colorful sheets, blankets, irons, laundry detergent and other household supplies. Lolly Bowean,, "At trunk parties, African-American students get support — and advice — before college," 21 Aug. 2017 One questioner—a reporter played by Atwood herself, who also supplied a new introductory essay for the audiobook—asks the professor to elaborate on the circumstances of the footlocker’s discovery. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "Margaret Atwood’s Grimly Relevant Additions to the “Handmaid’s Tale” Audiobook," 13 Apr. 2017 Officials said the inmates made the alcohol using bread, fruit and sugar from the prison’s kitchen and stored it in watertight footlockers under their beds. Grant Schulte, The Seattle Times, "Nebraska prison revolt began with spat over alcohol," 25 May 2017

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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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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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