- a room in a house used for storing odds-and-ends, especially old furniture.
Origin of lumber room
First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for lumber room
Now this cupboard had been the lumber-room in Caleb's household.Night and Morning, Complete
The room we had always called the lumber-room was over it, and nearly as large.Wilfrid Cumbermede
The lumber-room had many memories for the dreamer in the tent-door.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
It was probably the first time for twenty years that anyone had smiled in that lumber-room.
"Up in the lumber-room," I stammered, faintly and sheepishly.When Grandmamma Was New