Dictionary.com

checkroom

[ chek-room, -room ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌrum, -ˌrʊm /
Save This Word!

noun
a room where hats, coats, parcels, etc., may be checked.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of checkroom

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; check1 + room
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use checkroom in a sentence

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

    Whispering Walls|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
  • Jerry reluctantly allowed a checkroom girl to capture his hat.

    Saboteurs on the River|Mildred A. Wirt
  • It's this checkroom work of his, you know, at one of them swell Fifth-ave.

    Torchy|Sewell Ford

British Dictionary definitions for checkroom

checkroom
/ (ˈtʃɛkˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun
US and Canadian a place at a railway station, airport, etc, where luggage may be left for a small charge with an attendant for safekeepingAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): left-luggage office
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK