Examples from the Web for locket
When he left to join the Spanish-American War, Katie kept a picture of him on a locket around her neck.
Clara had a nightmare, and came near choking to death on Mr. Brewer's plaster—the locket, you know.Seeing France with Uncle John|Anne Warner
"Such a trinket as this," said Clara, showing a locket which hung from her neck.Tales And Novels, Volume 1 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
He folded the paper again and laid it in the locket, and handed that to Jethro.Coniston, Complete|Winston Churchill
Willa pressed the locket convulsively to her breast in the first overwhelming tide of possession which had ever swept over her.The Fifth Ace|Douglas Grant
Mr. Locket shot his young friend another sharp glance, a silent retort to the glibness of this information.The Real Thing and Other Tales|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for locket
Word Origin for locket
Word Origin and History for locket
mid-14c., "iron cross-bar of a window," from Old French loquet "door-handle, bolt, latch," diminutive of loc "lock, latch," from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Norse lok "fastening, lock;" see lock (n.1)). Meaning "ornamental case with hinged cover" (containing a lock of hair, miniature portrait, etc.) first recorded 1670s.