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lumber room

noun British.
  1. a room in a house used for storing odds-and-ends, especially old furniture.
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Origin of lumber room

First recorded in 1735–45
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Historical Examples of lumber room

  • Now this cupboard had been the lumber-room in Caleb's household.

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The room we had always called the lumber-room was over it, and nearly as large.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • The lumber-room had many memories for the dreamer in the tent-door.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • It was probably the first time for twenty years that anyone had smiled in that lumber-room.

  • "Up in the lumber-room," I stammered, faintly and sheepishly.