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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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 The family alleged in their lawsuit that their son, who was new to the football team, was forced to fight a much larger player in a locker-room hazing ritual in February 2021. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 Head coach Steve Kerr, after awarding the game ball to Kevon Looney for playing in all 82 games, recognized Poole in his postgame locker-room speech in New Orleans. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2022 Ekwonu and Hamilton are both thought to be really intelligent, quality locker-room guys, which perfectly fits the Texans profile. Matt Young, Chron, 28 Apr. 2022 To have his last locker-room session include reminders about minutiae and fundamentals? Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Apr. 2022 The locker-room dynamics after Darren’s public announcement reveal, too, the degree to which the other players feel that Darren has violated their sacred space. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2022 Armando Bacot left the court and sought locker-room treatment for a right ankle injury. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2022 Leading by five points at the break, Culp met her freshman point guard Serenity Metcalf beneath the home-side basket coming out of the halftime locker-room and gave her a simple message brimming with positivity. Evan Dudley, al, 3 Mar. 2022 Our group text can go anywhere from politics, to locker-room talk, to serious things that are going on in our life. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of locker

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

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19 May 2022

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“Locker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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