lock·er-room | \ˈlä-kər-ˌrüm, 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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After England gave up a tying goal to Brazil in first-half stoppage time in the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals, Southgate felt coach Sven-Goran Eriksson lacked inspirational oratory in the locker room at halftime. Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "Can Southgate rouse England before Croatia match?," 9 July 2018 Andrew Keh: Chicharito, who seemed to be moving gingerly at times in that half, jogged quickly into the locker room at the whistle while the 21 other players on the field walked. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Brazil’s Joy Is Mexico’s Heartbreak in World Cup Knockout," 4 July 2018 The Warriors have a fun locker room, and Cousins will fit in just fine with that. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Looking past DeMarcus Cousins’ scowl: What the Warriors will learn about the ‘Big Kid’," 4 July 2018 On that day, Fitzpatrick envisions rushing out of locker room at Hard Rock Stadium to a blaring crowd on a Sunday afternoon. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "The Miami Dolphins' Minkah Fitzpatrick has one day on his mind," 29 June 2018 But their bitter rivalry has at times been blamed for creating divisions in the locker room and hampering the national team’s prospects. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "Spain Fires Its Coach 24 Hours Before Start of World Cup," 13 June 2018 The Warriors have been 33.1 points per 100 possessions better than whoever was unlucky enough to step out of the other locker room at halftime. Dan Woike,, "Third-quarter dominance continued to be Warriors' trait as they came back to eliminate Rockets," 30 May 2018 And the sheriff left a loaded service weapon in a locker room at a Michigan middle school, where a sixth-grader found it. CBS News, "AP: More than 30 mishaps from armed adults at schools," 6 May 2018 Arlington Police DepartmentLena Blietz Fort Worth police are seeking information on this young man and woman who are suspected of stealing students' backpacks from a locker room at Chisholm Trail High School, then stealing one student's car. Stephen English, star-telegram, "She uses little boys to help her steal iPhones in stores, Fort Worth police say | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 26 Apr. 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of locker-room

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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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