a small trunk designed to be kept at the foot of a bed, especially to contain a soldier's personal effects.

1940–45, Americanism; foot + locker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Some of his belongings, perhaps in a footlocker, might still have been in the
  first sergeant's room.
The footlocker was defaced with gang signs and claimant had ample time to
  deface the footlocker.
Storage should be in a clean enclosure such as locker, footlocker, or plastic
Claimant provided no receipt as to the age or price of the footlocker.
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