Definition of locker in English:


Syllabification: lock·er
Pronunciation: /ˈläkər


  • 1A small lockable closet or compartment, typically as one of a number placed together for public or general use, e.g., in schools, gymnasiums, or train stations.
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    • We went to our lockers, conveniently close together, to get what we needed and whatnot.
    • Get a small locker or a lockable dresser for your personal things that you don't want to share.
    • Around each bed was a light, curtain screens, a locker and a cupboard.
  • 1.1A chest or compartment on a ship or boat for clothes, stores, equipment, or ammunition.
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    • The third hit the base of the mainmast, causing a fire in the 4in ready-use ammunition lockers.
    • There is a V-berth cabin forward followed by a head to port and hanging lockers to starboard.
    • The anchor windlass is located in a foredeck locker to keep it out of the way when not needed.
  • 2A device that locks something.


late Middle English: probably related to Flemish loker.

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