lock·​er | \ ˈlä-kər How to pronounce locker (audio) \

Definition of locker

1a : a drawer, cupboard, or compartment that may be closed with a lock especially : one for individual storage use
b : a chest or compartment on shipboard for compact stowage of articles
c : a refrigerated compartment or room for the storage of fresh or frozen foods a meat locker
2 : one that locks

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Synonyms for locker


bin, box, caddy, case, casket, chest, trunk

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Examples of locker in a Sentence

the enlisted man usually stored his uniform in his locker at the foot of his bed a down-at-the heels health club where most of the lockers look to be unusable

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Nine years passed between when a reporter spied a bottle of andro in the locker of Mark McGwire, and Bonds’ supernatural record-breaking power surge. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Bud Selig bemoans having to follow Barry Bonds on record home run chase," 9 July 2019 Pack insect repellent to ward off the persistent mosquitoes and be sure to make use of the bear-safe food lockers available in the campground. Kitson Jazynka, National Geographic, "Wolves are making a comeback. Here’s where to see them," 2 July 2019 But teammates hadn’t expected to find Skaggs' jersey, in the pitcher’s clubhouse locker, waiting for them Tuesday. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Angels get emotional win in return to field following death of teammate Tyler Skaggs," 2 July 2019 Season in Review Even then, Livingston often returned to the locker at halftime to find his left knee swelling. Connor Letourneau,, "Shaun Livingston: Point guard might move into Warriors’ front office," 27 June 2019 Nothing of value, other than the key, was stolen from the locker. Ariana Romero,, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 With the help of a local church, staff refill the lockers every week with new backpacks full of supplies. Liz Bowie,, "How a nonprofit turned Baltimore County school storage rooms into a free general store for students in need," 11 June 2019 And rain, going back to the locker, on court again. Howard Fendrich,, "Novak Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ends in French Open semifinals," 8 June 2019 School officials searched the locker and confiscated an unloaded pellet pistol. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A student at West Milwaukee Intermediate School had an unloaded gun in his locker," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of locker

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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18 Jul 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of locker

: a cupboard or cabinet that has a door which can be locked and that is used to store personal items (such as books, clothes, shoes, etc.)
US : a cold room in which fresh or frozen foods are stored


lock·​er | \ ˈlä-kər How to pronounce locker (audio) \

Kids Definition of locker

: a cabinet, compartment, or chest for personal use or for storing frozen food at a low temperature

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