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checkroom

[chek-room, -roo m] /ˈtʃɛkˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room where hats, coats, parcels, etc., may be checked.
Origin of checkroom
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900; check1 + room
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  • It's this checkroom work of his, you know, at one of them swell Fifth-ave.

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  • Mr. and Mrs. Potts obtained their wraps at the checkroom and left the building.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • Jerry reluctantly allowed a checkroom girl to capture his hat.

    Saboteurs on the River Mildred A. Wirt
  • When she came out, however, going to the checkroom, she heard the voice of Boerzell behind her.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
British Dictionary definitions for checkroom

checkroom

/ˈtʃɛkˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a place at a railway station, airport, etc, where luggage may be left for a small charge with an attendant for safekeeping Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) left-luggage office
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