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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Between the locker rooms, River manager Marcelo Gallardo tracked down his Boca counterpart Guillermo Barros Schelotto with a message. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "South America’s Soccer Final Postponed After Attack on Boca Juniors Team," 24 Nov. 2018 Afterwards, Veronica manages to sneak into the locker room where Archie is busy icing his hands. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 3 Episode 5: Can Archie Escape From a Teenage Fight Club?!," 15 Nov. 2018 Morgan was taken to the locker room to be evaluated during the match. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "WWE star knocked out during match after flurry of kicks," 25 Sep. 2018 The script ends with a cut to a surprisingly cheery Waluigi leaving a locker room to play tennis. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "This masterpiece is not the Waluigi movie script we want, but it’s the one we deserve," 17 Aug. 2018 Central’s pool has six lanes of 25 yards each and only one locker room that is used alternately by the girls and the boys. Kimberly Fornek,, "Hinsdale District 86 considers $164 million referendum, including a $24 million pool at Central," 13 July 2018 Inside, he's built a press box, stadium tiers and even locker rooms on the service level at the bottom of the park. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giant LEGO model of Miller Park that took 9 years to build is coming to Madison," 20 June 2018 Another powerful hint came when Brandon Ingram, the Lakers’ 21-year-old star prospect, was given the cubby next to Mr. James in the locker room. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Why Superstars Make Lousy Bosses," 20 Oct. 2018 After a practice one day, the player was sitting on a bench in the locker room and felt a light tap on his shoulder. Adam Howard, Vox, "I’ve spent decades studying elite schools. Here’s how their culture enables toxic masculinity.," 27 Sep. 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)

: 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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