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 In Nevada’s first half, Binnie evokes the mundane reality of bookselling in detail vivid enough that stockroom dust practically rises from the page. Lily Meyer, The Atlantic, 6 July 2022 Impacts worked in the stockroom and occasionally on the shop floor during busy periods. Diyora Shadijanova,, 25 May 2022 Fabrics that make the grade are collected and cherished over the years and stored in a stockroom on the Dressers’ Floor at Buckingham Palace, which Kelly regularly revisits for inspiration. Sarah Harris, Vogue, 26 May 2022 In the 1990s, the company first addressed the issue head on after Black and Hispanic store employees raised the alarm about discrimination, about being sent to the stockroom when important executives visited the store. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 Wayne Haight, who works in the stockroom, had his mask on, even during a short break outside. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022 During the pandemic, the hospital ran as low as a 10-day reserve of dexamethasone, when the typical stockroom supply should be no less than 30 days, Balmir said. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Minoru’s father, Tsunejiro (but known to everyone as John), an immigrant from Toyama, Japan, worked as a stockroom manager at a shoe store, and his mother, Hana, was a piano teacher. Justin Beal, Curbed, 11 Sep. 2021 An associate can check with a tablet the availability of a product in the store's stockroom, at a nearby store, within its national chain, or at the company's central warehouse. Forbes, 28 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stockroom

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Stockroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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