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.

    Two Brooklyn Perennials

  • I led Courtney down the stairs and along the corridor, passing the hotel laundry, the vault, and the baggage checkroom.

    Pendragon: Book Eight: The Pilgrims of Rayne

  • 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.

    The Mozart Code

  • 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.

    The Shape of Dread

  • Enthusiasm undimmed, he grabbed a sword from the checkroom and staggered off into the night.

    Hokas Pokas

  • The group tossed their weapons a-clatter toward the checkroom, for the landlord's family to pick up.

    Hokas Pokas

  • Lapointe eventually found somewhere to park the car, and he followed Maigret to the luggage checkroom.

    Maigret and the Headless Corpse

  • Six murderers out of ten, if they have anything incriminating to get rid of, deposit it in the luggage checkroom of a railway station.

    Maigret and the Headless Corpse

  • It was at the checkroom of Gare du Nord that Fran├žois Lagrange had deposited the trunk containing the body of the Deputy.

    Maigret's Revolver

  • 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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