lock·​er | \ˈlä-kər \

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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The lone goal scorer stood in front of his locker four days ago and expressed a bit of regret. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Best in MLS? Sporting KC dismisses Atlanta, takes over Supporters’ Shield lead | The Kansas City Star," 9 May 2018 The court expressed particular concern over how prosecutors investigated Sonja Farak, the former Amherst lab chemist arrested in January 2013 for stealing from the evidence locker. Shawn Musgrave,, "SJC considers tossing out 11,000 more drug cases," 8 May 2018 The topic of lockers in the new high school was discussed at length. Beth Mlady,, "Berea school board gets update on new high school, locker survey results," 17 Apr. 2018 The senator noted how the cases against Blanton and Cherry were cemented after the office discovered recorded tapes in an FBI evidence locker. Howard Koplowitz,, "Doug Jones says Alabama is ready for gun restrictions," 3 Mar. 2018 For older kids, their locker is their daily lifeline at school — their own slice of real estate — so the space has to highlight their personality. Nadine Jolie Courtney, Good Housekeeping, "10 Back to School DIY Projects Your Kids Will Love," 23 July 2018 By John Sleezer | Jesse Newell Gordon, standing outside his locker Monday night, hadn't had time to research the Royals' return from Washington. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "How the Royals learned about the Kelvin Herrera trade before Monday's 6-3 loss," 18 June 2018 Athletics students may store workout items in their athletic locker. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "‘See something, say something’ emphasized as Lake Houston area ISDs examine safety measures post-Santa Fe," 22 May 2018 Smiddy tells a story about the nameplate from his locker once being taken and pinned to the wall in the training room. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Chasing Omaha: 3 days inside Louisville baseball's latest bid for the College World Series," 2 May 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.)

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


lock·​er | \ˈlä-kər \

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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