footlocker

[ foo t-lok-er ]
/ ˈfʊtˌlɒk ər /
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noun

a small trunk designed to be kept at the foot of a bed, especially to contain a soldier's personal effects.

Nearby words

  1. footlet,
  2. footlight,
  3. footlights,
  4. footling,
  5. footling presentation,
  6. footlong,
  7. footloose,
  8. footloose and fancy-free,
  9. footman,
  10. footmark

Origin of footlocker

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; foot + locker

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for footlocker

  • Mryna was pawing through a footlocker looking for boots when she heard a hesitant step behind her.

    The Guardians|Irving Cox