lock·​er ˈlä-kər How to pronounce locker (audio)
: a drawer, cupboard, or compartment that may be closed with a lock
especially : one for individual storage use
: a chest or compartment on shipboard for compact stowage of articles
: a refrigerated compartment or room for the storage of fresh or frozen foods
a meat locker
: one that locks

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
Recent Examples on the Web While some personal items like a calculator and a jacket for comfort are recommended, be mindful of Prometric’s locker size and leave unnecessary items at home. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 24 Feb. 2024 Ohtani confirmed as much when approached by reporters at his locker Wednesday, shortly after taking live batting practice for the second time this spring. Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024 The other two lockers belong to Tristan Beck and Sean Hjelle. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 To have the entire amazing Ravens season reduced to a line of common, household trash bags filled with items from the players’ lockers was just too much. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 3 Feb. 2024 The future is locked in A South African entrepreneur who designed a smart locker system that improves access to health care has won a major award for African engineering. Aj Willingham, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024 The membership offer will include access to the indoor lounge and bar, private lockers, smoking jackets, private event room access, a first pass to cigar and liquor vendor events, an exclusive welcoming package and more. Ebony L. Morman, Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 Lodge amenities include a heated outdoor pool, hot tubs, restaurant, fitness center, three-point basketball court, and owners’ mudroom with private lockers. The Week Staff, theweek, 31 Jan. 2024 For the Los Angeles native and former Taft High star, signing with the Lakers was a childhood dream, but the gravity of the moment hadn’t totally hit, even when the Lakers hung two jerseys inside of his new locker — one for him and one for Elijah. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of locker was in the 14th century

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“Locker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


lock·​er ˈläk-ər How to pronounce locker (audio)
: a cabinet, compartment, or chest for personal use or for storing food at a low temperature

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