Definition of lost-and-found in English:

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lost-and-found

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noun

North American
A place where lost items are kept to await reclaiming by their owners.
Example sentences
  • The Swindon Branch operates a lost and found register to assist those who are concerned about a stray or whose cat has disappeared.
  • Let's just say that two weeks later, I'm still trying to get my jacket sent to me from their lost and found.
  • Sarah smiled expecting ratty old jeans and a tee shirt from the lost and found, but was once again surprised.

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Syllabification: lost-and-found

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