Definition of locker in English:

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locker

Pronunciation: /ˈlɒkə/

noun

1A small lockable cupboard or compartment, typically as one of a number placed together for public use, e.g. in schools or railway stations.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
cupboard, cabinet, chest, safe, box, case, coffer;
compartment, storeroom, storage room
2A device that locks something.

Origin

Late Middle English: probably related to Flemish loker.

Words that rhyme with locker

blocker, chocker, docker, Fokker, interlocker, mocha, mocker, ocker, quokka, rocker, saltimbocca, shocker, soccer, stocker

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