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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Standing in front of his locker stall in the visitor’s clubhouse at Citi Field on a day the Phillies’ newest supersub will get just one nondescript at-bat, Kingery describes the last five weeks like a man describes his wedding. Jon Gold, azcentral, "'Is this real?' Former Arizona Wildcats standout Scott Kingery relishing big leagues," 12 Apr. 2018 There's the constant attention from the outside, dozens of reporters cramming around locker stalls and hundreds of fans waiting outside hotels and team buses on the road. Joe Vardon,, "Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic possess the main ingredient to success as first European rookies to play with LeBron James," 26 Mar. 2018 Awaiting his court time before a pregame workout, Kyle Anderson took a sip of coffee at his locker stall inside of Quicken Loans Arena as before the Spurs prepared to play the Cleveland Cavaliers last month. Jabari Young, San Antonio Express-News, "Sleeping giants: How NBA players try to stay healthy by getting more rest," 12 Mar. 2018 Kenny Wooten, the hero of the last two nights, sat recessed back into his locker stall. Tyson Alger,, "USC crushes Oregon's hopes as Ducks look to what comes next," 10 Mar. 2018 Gilbert was standing in front of his two locker stalls, the ones previously used by Michael Jordan, with four guns on display. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Gilbert Arenas opens up about his infamous gun incident with the Wizards," 17 Jan. 2018 The mood was far different in Boston’s clubhouse, where team president Dave Dombrowski was still agape approaching Porcello at his locker. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Rick Porcello gets best of close friend Max Scherzer with bases-clearing double," 3 July 2018 Rather than perpetuate that, this troop went in front of their PTS to pitch the locker idea — which was shot down by the school at first. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Ohio Girl Scouts Fought to Put a Tampon Locker in Their School Bathroom," 8 Mar. 2019 The Diamondbacks even had a new locker ready for him. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Arizona Diamondbacks literally pick up new pitcher from Texas Rangers -- by golf cart at trade deadline," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of locker

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

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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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