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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 The misery was clear, highlighted in the emptiness of that locker room, residing on Beilein’s face. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein beaten down by recurring problems: “Every loss is hitting me really hard”," 2 Feb. 2020 Gianna visited the UConn players in their locker room and was photographed with the team and coach Geno Auriemma. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Bryant Who Dreamed of Playing in the WNBA," 26 Jan. 2020 Lynch and Aaron Rodgers played college football together at Cal and the running back went to see his former teammate to exchange jerseys: Marshawn Lynch just walked into the #Packers locker room with his jersey. Andy Nesbitt, For The Win, "Marshawn Lynch and Aaron Rodgers had a cool moment inside Packers' locker room after game," 12 Jan. 2020 In the team’s final locker room huddle of 2019, captain Carli Lloyd presented Purce and Cook each with a bright yellow soccer ball signed by the entire team, a traditional memento for a first cap. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "USWNT defenders Midge Purce, Alana Cook make the most of international debuts," 12 Nov. 2019 As a result, locker room noise has surfaced with Odell Beckham Jr. being vocal about wanting the ball more to make plays to help the offense. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "NFL Prop Bet Payday - Week 9," 2 Nov. 2019 The nation's leading scorer had 19 points in the first half as MU went into the locker room with a 44-32 lead. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marquette 85, Xavier 65: Markus Howard keys second-half run," 15 Jan. 2020 To further underscore that distinctive first half, the Chiefs became the only team ever to go into the locker room with a lead after falling behind by 24 points. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "32 things we learned from the divisional round of NFL playoffs," 13 Jan. 2020 Jaguars receiver Chark left the locker room with a walking boot on his left foot and using a scooter. Mark Long,, "Chargers end skid, hand Jaguars 5th straight lopsided loss," 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of locker-room


1921, in the meaning defined above


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 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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