[ chek-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌrum, -ˌrʊm /


a room where hats, coats, parcels, etc., may be checked.

Origin of checkroom

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; check1 + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for checkroom

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

    Whispering Walls|Mildred A. Wirt

British Dictionary definitions for checkroom

/ (ˈtʃɛkˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /


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
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