stock·​room | \ ˈstäk-ˌrüm How to pronounce stockroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of stockroom

: a storage place for supplies or goods used in a business

Examples of stockroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The largest stores stock up to 50,000 different items, all shifting constantly between shelves and carts, stockrooms and promotional endcaps, orange crates and produce-display piles. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Supermarket After the Pandemic," 17 Apr. 2020 Gordmans is hiring for full-time, part-time and temporary positions, which vary by store location and include sales associate, stockroom associate and others. William Thornton |, al, "Retailer hiring at five Alabama locations," 25 Feb. 2020 But not everyone knows how to access those services -- and even the people who do have not always been able to use them, as competing orders crowd delivery times and empty stockrooms. Caitlin Hu, CNN, "The small digital network making free food deliveries to vulnerable neighbors in New York," 24 Mar. 2020 My other options have been stockroom jobs at fashion stores or temp agencies that are looking for people. John Kell, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: How my job in catering has changed," 17 Mar. 2020 Cole works in a nursing home (and is a caring presence there), but would never stoop to stealing meds from the stockroom. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Evening Hour': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 28 Jan. 2020 Shoppers reported that store employees in some cases told them to hide in stockrooms. Fox News, "Shooting at suburban Atlanta mall injures 1 as shoppers flee," 15 Dec. 2019 The Cleveland man, 22, moved several items from the floor to a stockroom, then placed them into bags and walked out of the store with them. cleveland, "Man throws wrench at vehicle: Highland Heights Police Blotter," 23 Oct. 2019 Elaine Parmelee worked at Nordstrom seasonally for years, starting with a gig unloading inventory in the stockroom. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "A trip to downtown Nordstrom was a fixture of Anchorage life for 44 years. Now, it’s going away.," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of stockroom

1825, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jun 2020

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“Stockroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stockroom

: a storage area for the supplies and goods that are used or sold in a business

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