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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This could be a case where having a Udonis Haslem in the locker room would be essential. Ira Winderman,, "Winderman: NBA draft has to be more than adequate for the Heat | Commentary," 15 June 2019 Elway told The Associated Press in the locker room that night. Washington Post, "Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement," 14 June 2019 Those negotiations appeared to indicate that some combination of all of the Lakers’ young players were on the table, which reportedly created tension in the locker room. Des Bieler, The Denver Post, "The Lakers might just pull off an Anthony Davis trade this time," 13 June 2019 Reporters looking for updates on Durant’s condition during half-time were asked to back off because emotions were so raw in the locker room. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "Kevin Durant’s plight is highlighting the emotional toll of injuries on workers," 13 June 2019 Even though the shoulder pads and helmets were in the locker room, Humble’s Dexter Wyble Jr. could feel the intensity during 7-on-7 competitions against district rivals Kingwood and K-Park. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "Football roundup: Humble goes undefeated in 7-on-7, Robinson commits to Houston," 11 June 2019 The set-up appears to mirror that of a casual chat in the locker room, and features U.K. soccer stars Gareth Southgate, Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry, Danny Rose and Jermaine Jenas. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince William Says Losing Princess Diana Was "a Pain Like No Other"," 17 May 2019 Players who choose not stand to must retreat to the lockers rooms. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "DeAndre Hopkins says Trump too 'closed-minded' to listen to NFL players," 28 June 2018 Just ask grumpy defensive end Tyrone Crawford, who feels very old at 28 with all the noise from the millennials in the locker room, including nine rookie draft picks and 24 undrafted rookie free agents. Clarence E. Hill Jr., star-telegram, "The Baby 'Boys: It's back to the basics with younger, newer and more energetic Cowboys," 30 May 2018

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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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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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