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lost property Line breaks: lost prop|erty

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of lost property in English:


A place where lost articles are stored to await retrieval by their owners.
Example sentences
  • He used to steal leather jackets from department stores and hand them in to a lost property office until he could legitimately claim them as his own.
  • With the new season underway, the first items of the season have been deposited in the lost property dept.
  • Bosses at Blackpool Transport were among the first to give scheme a kickstart after donating 48 handsets, worth £240, from their lost property office.
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