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[lok-er] /ˈlɒk ər/
a chest, drawer, compartment, closet, or the like, that may be locked, especially one at a gymnasium, school, etc. for storage and safekeeping of clothing and valuables.
Nautical. a chest or compartment in which to stow things.
a refrigerated compartment, as in a locker plant, that may be rented for storing frozen foods.
a person or thing that locks.
Digital Technology, music locker.
Origin of locker
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English loker. See lock1, -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for locker
  • At the state level the locker room is smaller and perhaps even more firmly established.
  • The tunnel led to a long hallway, where she took her place standing against the wall across from the players' locker room.
  • His retirement package included keys to the locker room showers.
  • Coles entered the locker room knowing he would not dress.
  • Hopefully beer and chicken is out of our locker room this year.
  • Running back has been known for the occasional outburst on field and in locker room.
  • Players and coaches will deny this dynamic is possible in their locker room, but it already happened.
  • It felt great to have everybody on my side in this locker room.
  • He fills his backpack from the locker in an empty hallway.
  • Clean out your locker, turn in your playbook and go see the coach.
British Dictionary definitions for locker


  1. a small compartment or drawer that may be locked, as one of several in a gymnasium, etc, for clothes and valuables
  2. (as modifier): a locker room
a person or thing that locks
(US & Canadian) a refrigerated compartment for keeping frozen foods, esp one rented in an establishment
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Word Origin and History for locker

small chest that can be locked, late 14c., agent noun from Middle English lokken (see lock (v.)). Earlier "a mechanism for locking" (early 14c.).

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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