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[koht-room, -roo m] /ˈkoʊtˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
cloakroom (def 1).
Origin of coatroom
First recorded in 1865-70; coat + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Boys filed in from one coatroom, girls from another, at the stroke of nine on the following Monday morning.

  • When they did venture, tables got in their way, and they sought to cover embarrassment by heavy jocularity at the coatroom.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Out in the coatroom Dick snatched his hat from the nail as though he were in haste to get away.

  • The federalist members were released from the coatroom and sadly walked home.

    The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Not to seem to spy upon her, Weatheral made his way back though the coatroom without disclosing himself.

    The Lovely Lady Mary Austin
  • A facetious fellow-member had given Boone a nickname out of Kipling in coatroom small-talk, and the title had stuck.

    The Tempering Charles Neville Buck

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