lock·​er-room | \ ˈlä-kər-ˌrüm How to pronounce locker-room (audio) , ˈlä-kə- \

Definition of locker-room

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or suitable for use in a locker room especially : of a coarse or sexual nature locker-room talk

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Definition of locker room (Entry 2 of 2)

: a room for changing clothes and for storing clothing and equipment in lockers especially : one for use by sports players

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Examples of locker-room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As Hall retreated to the locker room, Game 5 took a dramatic turn. Michael Weinreb, Smithsonian Magazine, "When the Stanley Cup Finals Was Cancelled Because of an Pandemic," 18 Mar. 2020 Officials ruled Stewart’s elbow was inadvertent and did not call a foul o the play, but Smith went to the locker room and did not return to the game for nearly six minutes. Bruce Pascoe, azcentral, "First half dooms Arizona basketball in loss to Washington Huskies," 7 Mar. 2020 The Aggies trailed 28-21 with a little more than three minutes remaining until halftime before outscoring the Razorbacks 12-2 headed to the locker room. Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle, "Texas A&M beats Arkansas in season finale," 7 Mar. 2020 That was a brief glimpse into the relationships Cochran built within the Alabama locker room. Michael Casagrande |, al, "What Scott Cochran meant to Alabama, the legacy he leaves," 25 Feb. 2020 The guess is, Jans lacked total support within the locker room. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: How do we feel about Ron Jans' departure from FC Cincinnati?," 18 Feb. 2020 But even with nearly half the season behind them and the odds stacked against them, the belief within Portland’s locker room has never wavered. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers hope win over Toronto Raptors is sign of things to come," 8 Jan. 2020 Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders exited pregame chapel service just as Reid, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound center, was making his way to the locker room. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Timberwolves rookie Naz Reid doesn’t need much notice to produce," 31 Dec. 2019 The game wasn't close when Young went back to the locker room and without their standout second-year guard the Hawks had little hope of turning things around. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 112, Hawks 86: With Giannis out, there's plenty of opportunity for others to shine," 27 Dec. 2019

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1921, in the meaning defined above


1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Locker-room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of locker-room

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly US : of, relating to, or suitable to a locker room

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English Language Learners Definition of locker room (Entry 2 of 2)

: a room in a school, sports stadium, etc., for changing clothes and for storing clothes and equipment in lockers

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Kids Definition of locker room

: a room where sports players change clothes and store equipment in lockers

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