lost and found

noun
plural lost and founds

Definition of lost and found

: a repository for items that have been lost by their owners The lost and found in my high school had been a locked closet adjacent to the front office for which a secretary had the key.— Joyce Carol Oates

First Known Use of lost and found

1777, in the meaning defined above

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“Lost and found.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lost%20and%20found. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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