from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place where hats, coats, packages, or other items can be stored temporarily.
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- n. A place where outdoor clothing or luggage may be temporarily stored
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a room where baggage or parcels are checked
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At the front entrance of the sale there was even a checkroom not for coats but for plants already picked but not yet paid for, so that people could keep shopping without fear they'd be filched.
I led Courtney down the stairs and along the corridor, passing the hotel laundry, the vault, and the baggage checkroom.
When my daughter and some of her friends had their purses stolen from the checkroom of a teenage nightclub and the owners refused to admit it was their responsibility, I was the one who supplied a short, boyish-looking 21-year-old with a fake i.d. listing him as 16 so that the place could lose its liquor license.
Plywood cutouts of more clowns greeted me: one pointed the way to the checkroom, another to a door marked RESTROOMS; a third had a mechanical arm that semaphored toward the club proper.
Enthusiasm undimmed, he grabbed a sword from the checkroom and staggered off into the night.
The group tossed their weapons a-clatter toward the checkroom, for the landlord's family to pick up.
Lapointe eventually found somewhere to park the car, and he followed Maigret to the luggage checkroom.
Six murderers out of ten, if they have anything incriminating to get rid of, deposit it in the luggage checkroom of a railway station.
It was at the checkroom of Gare du Nord that François Lagrange had deposited the trunk containing the body of the Deputy.
I realized in a flash that there would be a police investigation -- and the minute that checkroom stub was found, the detectives would have followed it up.
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