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[ lok-er ]


  1. 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.
  2. Nautical. a chest or compartment in which to stow things.
  3. a refrigerated compartment, as in a locker plant, that may be rented for storing frozen foods.
  4. a person or thing that locks.
  5. Digital Technology. music locker.


/ ˈlɒkə /


    1. a small compartment or drawer that may be locked, as one of several in a gymnasium, etc, for clothes and valuables
    2. ( as modifier )

      a locker room

  1. a person or thing that locks
  2. a refrigerated compartment for keeping frozen foods, esp one rented in an establishment

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Word History and Origins

Origin of locker1

First recorded in 1375–1425, locker is from the late Middle English word loker. See lock 1, -er 1
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Idioms and Phrases

see Davy Jones's locker .
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Example Sentences

I’m 15 minutes from crying in the locker room with some of my teammates.

Throughout the years — if it went my way or it didn’t go my way — I just felt like I loved the game still, loved being around the locker room.

In 2020, 22% of consumers had used a pharmacy or locker to make a return, compared to 13% in 2019.

From Digiday

Zorn led quirky drills in practice and cheers of “Hip Hip Hooray” after wins, though Portis would later claim that the coach’s brand of corniness divided the locker room.

The Clippers don’t look ready to seriously challenge the LakersThe new rules require players to wear masks on the bench and in the locker room, while coaches and other team staffers must wear their masks “at all times during games.”

Kids that were trapped in that locker room are scared to say anything, let alone leave.

Skinny tie tells me that it was found in a storage locker in 2011 and auctioned for $2.1 million.

Levine broods in the meat locker, mad with desire for Prinsloo, whose appetite for him is equally primal.

The things I got I did my best with, and things like Dahmer and The Hurt Locker ended up being my chances to swing for the fences.

We could, I guess, give them an air power wedgie or stuff them into the locker of a naval engagement.

So, when he sat shoeless, resting his blistered feet on Locker's porch, he was ready to make his decision.

Jones then went aft to a locker near the stern, whence he returned with a mallet and chisel, and went below.

Shortly after this the youngest apprentice went below, and found the ill-used lad standing on a locker, and gibbering fearfully.

Myers said, pointing to the cardboard box with the envelope taped to it, when Benson lifted it out of the gray-green locker.

There were daily brawls on the plant floor, in the lounge and locker rooms.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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