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 When rumors of locker-room disaffection happened mid-season last year, Bernard was quick to hop into the Zoom Room and offer undiluted support for the coach and his ways. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's TML: Pirates are an insult to the small money teams who do more with less," 8 Apr. 2021 Kerr’s first five seasons with the Warriors were largely about fostering a joyful locker-room ethos, managing egos and guarding against complacency. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why Warriors' Steve Kerr is facing the biggest challenge of his coaching career," 6 Apr. 2021 As his team went from unheralded underdog to universally respected, if not feared, Cronin savored every practice, every bus ride, every locker-room chat with players who made each day here their masterpiece. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA could run it back for another NCAA title push if everyone returns," 5 Apr. 2021 Upon reflecting on those unpleasant memories, did George feel the Clippers lacked a locker-room leader that could speak truth to power? Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Is Rajon Rondo the missing piece to the Clippers’ championship puzzle?," 5 Apr. 2021 However, when the locker rooms are out, Fougerousse said portable locker room units will be brought in. James T. Norman,, "Vernon Hills Park District awarded state PARC grant to help pay for $3M renovation at Lakeview Fitness Center," 27 Mar. 2021 Judon was a tougher loss — a boisterous locker-room presence who built himself from a fifth-round pick into the team’s most productive pass rusher. Childs Walker,, "Five Things We Learned from the Ravens’ first week in the free-agent market," 22 Mar. 2021 Anyway, by all accounts, Neal is a tackling machine and locker-room leader, two things this defense could use. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "As Jaylon Smith, Ezekiel Elliott remain idle, Jerry Jones needs to set a new standard: Status quo won’t do anymore," 21 Mar. 2021 In 2017, the school's baseball players were caught writing allegedly racist slurs on a locker-room whiteboard, and in 2019, a girl was reportedly racially bullied. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, "Teenagers sue private school for $20M, alleging school misinterpreted acne facial photo as 'blackface'," 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of locker

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

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7 May 2021

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“Locker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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