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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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The announcement was posted in the locker room at the Puerto Rico Open and at the Mexico Championship on Monday. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "PGA Tour contemplating cut to top 65 and ties," 19 Feb. 2019 Philabundance will use its $2 million grant toward the construction of a 19,960 square-foot free-standing facility that will house a production and training kitchen, office and classroom space, locker rooms, and flexible community space. Harold Brubaker,, "Three Philadelphia nonprofits receive state development grants," 11 June 2018 Following the Russia game, Vida sat in the Croatia locker room as celebrations flowed around him. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Croatian soccer finds itself involved in another two-faced controversy," 9 July 2018 With each successive penalty of this nature, assistant coaches should join them in the locker room until the equipment manager and team doctor are calling the plays. WSJ, "Make Football More Agile, but Less Kinetic," 30 Nov. 2018 In this episode! Veronica and Archie had a locker room conjugal visit! Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riverdale Is Officially Out of Control," 15 Nov. 2018 According to a study from UCLA Law conducted in Massachusetts found that the state's public accommodations law did not increase the number of crimes in public bathrooms, locker rooms, or changing rooms. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Question 3 Passes in Massachusetts, Keeping Protections for Transgender People," 7 Nov. 2018 Last year, alumni and parents protested a policy at Great Hearts Academies charter schools thatrequired students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificate. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona groups offer health, housing help to LGBT youth," 14 July 2018 It was also reported that several Giants players said McAdoo has lost some respect in the locker room and players were giving up on the season. Charlotte Carroll,, "Ex-Giants Coach Ben McAdoo Talks Division, Rips Offensive Line," 13 July 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above


1870, in the meaning defined above

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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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