locker-room

adjective
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

locker room

noun

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 The Warriors were outscored 12-0 on fast breaks in the first half and went into the locker room trailing 64-51. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kelly Oubre Jr. 'just getting comfortable' says Steph Curry," 19 Feb. 2021 Wisconsin led by as many as 14 in the first half and took a 39-27 lead into the locker room. Steve Megargee, ajc, "Back from layoff, No. 3 Michigan tops No. 21 Wisconsin 67-59," 14 Feb. 2021 Wisconsin led by as many as 14 in the first half and took a 39-27 lead into the locker room. Steve Megargee, Star Tribune, "Back from layoff, No. 3 Michigan tops No. 21 Wisconsin 67-59," 14 Feb. 2021 The Browns played one of their best games on both sides of the ball and took a 35-10 lead into the locker room. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Kevin Stefanski’s turnaround of Browns -- on and off field -- made him easy choice for coach of the year," 7 Feb. 2021 Hauser hit five 3s before halftime as the Cavaliers (11-2, 7-0 ACC) carried a 41-26 lead into the locker room. Chronicle News Services, SFChronicle.com, "College basketball: USF women beat Pepperdine," 25 Jan. 2021 As the Bruins’ defense continued to falter Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, leading to their first double-digit halftime deficit of the season, the frustration carried over into the locker room. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "First-place UCLA rallies to beat last-place Washington, improves to 7-0 in Pac-12," 16 Jan. 2021 Behind a 61% shooting performance in the first half, the Red Raiders took a 54-30 lead into the locker room, the team’s highest total in a half since the opening game of the season. Dallas News, "3 takeaways from Texas Tech’s win over Iowa State: multiple players set personal records," 10 Jan. 2021 The team went into the locker room feeling slightly better about itself but not satisfied. oregonlive, "Intense discussions transform Portland Trail Blazers defense in time for California road trip," 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of locker-room

Adjective

1921, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of locker-room was in 1870

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“Locker-room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locker-room. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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locker-room

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of locker-room

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

locker room

noun

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

locker room

noun

Kids Definition of locker room

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

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