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

  • n. A room furnished with lockers, as in a gymnasium, school, or workplace, used as a place in which to change clothes and store equipment.

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  • adj. Characteristic of conversations held in locker rooms; that is, either very informal, boastful, juvenile, or explicitly sexual.
  • n. A room attached to an athletic, recreational, or workplace facility, filled with lockers for storage of clothing and equipment; clothes are generally changed there.

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

  • n. a room (as at an athletic facility or workplace) where you can change clothes and which contains lockers for the temporary storage of your clothing and personal possessions


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  • In the locker room later, Yankee manager Ralph Houk reminded his players that it was better to run into the catcher than to be tripped, fall over, and get tagged out.

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  • Stemple spun halfway around; then he surprised me and went down to the locker room floor.


  • The locker room got still, but I noticed that no one hurried to get in my face on Stemple's behalf.


  • Backstage, Yelena Berezhnaya had been talking to reporters, so by the time she got to the locker room and saw the television the Canadians were already sitting in the kiss-and-cry.


  • —Asked by a Seattle locker room attendant how he rated the Mariners clubhouse

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  • Stocking the home team locker room with iced champagne, he hired the University of Southern California marching band to play “Happy Days Are Here Again” and worked out details on paper as to how the Lakers should be interviewed after the big win.

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  • “He would have had more than enough time to trash the locker room and hide the blood before heading over to GTT.”


  • Like the morning I saw no less than fifteen hickeys covering the neck and chest of Lisa Furst when changing in the locker room before gym.

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  • In the well-appointed locker room at Menaggio and Cadenabbia there are three urinals, all with small signs above them.

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  • Buzz caught the South in her voice; remembered locker room talk: the Va Va Voom Girl could twirl her pastie tassels in opposite directions at the same time.

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