lock·​ram ˈlä-krəm How to pronounce lockram (audio)
: a coarse plain-woven linen formerly used in England

Word History


Middle English lokerham, from Locronan, town in Brittany

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lockram was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near lockram

Cite this Entry

“Lockram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockram. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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