locker

noun lock·er \ ˈlä-kər \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of locker

1 a : 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

Examples of locker in a Sentence

  1. the enlisted man usually stored his uniform in his locker at the foot of his bed

  2. a down-at-the heels health club where most of the lockers look to be unusable

Recent Examples of locker from the Web

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First Known Use of locker

14th century


LOCKER Defined for English Language Learners

locker

noun

Definition of locker for English Language Learners

  • : 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.)

  • : a cold room in which fresh or frozen foods are stored


LOCKER Defined for Kids

locker

noun lock·er \ ˈlä-kər \

Definition of locker for Students

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


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