Definition of lost property in English:

lost property

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noun

British
  • A place where lost articles are stored to await retrieval by their owners.
    More 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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