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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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 The Bulls lacked possession throughout the first half but managed to score two of the three goals in the second quarter, and the two teams headed into the locker room deadlocked at three. Tim Schwartz, Howard County Times, "Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse beats Hereford in 2A final for first state championship," 24 May 2018 Osaka, whose shyness keeps her a little apart in the locker room, considers Mari her best friend. Louisa Thomas, Vogue, "The New Number One: Naomi Osaka Is Playing to Win," 21 Mar. 2019 Some of these should make for some interesting locker room banter. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "'Madden NFL 19' player ratings: 9 head-turning observations include slight to Eli Manning," 12 July 2018 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

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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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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