from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building having locker rooms and storage and training facilities, located at an athletic field.
  • n. A building having one or more areas for different athletic events and usually grandstands for spectators.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large building for indoor sports, particularly at colleges.
  • n. A building for equipment storage and changing rooms (locker rooms) by an outdoor sports field.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a building for indoor sports
  • n. an athletic facility where athletes prepare for sport


1895. Originally a side building by an outdoor sports field, later used for large buildings for indoor sports. (Wiktionary)


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