- 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
- Digital Technology. an online service that supports cloud-based storage of digital music files so as to allow users to stream or download their personal music collections for playback on any compatible device: I uploaded all my CDs to a music locker, and now I can access the music from my laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Origin of music locker
Examples from the Web for locker
Kids that were trapped in that locker room are scared to say anything, let alone leave.The Violent Side of Friday Night Lights
October 18, 2014
We could, I guess, give them an air power wedgie or stuff them into the locker of a naval engagement.Up To a Point: Binge Watching Putin's Propaganda Network
P. J. O’Rourke
September 20, 2014
I was just in the locker room with LeBron… At the end of the day, you know we have leaders.LeBron James Is a Better Leader Than Michael Jordan Ever Was
May 15, 2014
The Boston firefighter took a grey BFD sweatshirt from a locker and presented it to Flaherty.Boston and New York’s Bravest Are Brothers Bonded by Tragedy
April 15, 2014
We got a whole bunch of gangstas in the locker room, not thugs but tough guys on the court.The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced
March 16, 2014
She said, too, that she had never seen the things found in her locker.
"The stolen goods were found in her locker," Gilder declared in a tone of finality.
She drew a package from the locker and looked at it ruefully.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Jim got the first glimpse, and slumped down on the locker sick.
Jim moved a little way along the locker, and you could see he was insulted.
- a small compartment or drawer that may be locked, as one of several in a gymnasium, etc, for clothes and valuables
- (as modifier)a locker room
- a person or thing that locks
- US and Canadian a refrigerated compartment for keeping frozen foods, esp one rented in an establishment
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.).
Idioms and Phrases with locker
see Davy Jones's locker.