from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, found in, or appropriate for a locker room: locker-room interviews.
- adj. Bawdy or crude: objected to their locker-room language.
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- n. Alternative spelling of locker room.
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- adj. relating to or appropriate for a locker room
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Football coaches roar and storm in their locker-room speeches at halftime to fire up the team, and American politicians, editorialists, and activists of various sorts have roared and stormed precisely because they have known this is the way the nation is roused to action.
New York Health & Racquet Club puts out jars for its locker-room attendants; C-Town does the same for grocery baggers.
What the locker room does for a sportswriter is offer up small truths in quiet images, not necessarily in quotes: Jordan weeping on the locker-room floor after winning his first title after his father's death; Amar'e Stoudemire hobbling from the trainer's room with ice wrapped to his knees; Barry Bonds, deep in a leather recliner in the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse, blanketed to the chin and watching his own personal TV.
It's not hard to imagine the day when U.S. teams mimic European soccer and cut locker-room access entirely.
In the new sportswriting landscape, what's often missing is the sort of detail and perspective that led reporters to locker-room doors in the first place: the connective tissue that links the bones of a story.
ME: Except this one where the great revenge for someone victimised by a female bully is to take half-naked locker-room pictures of her with a concealed camera and photoshop that image into a sleazy hotel room, print the image on a poster telling people she likes sex and to call her on X number, and thereby slut-shaming her all over the school.
His not being selected as captain of the Steelers and his suspension reflects the shame he's brought to himself and how teammates feel about him in the locker-room.
Often she is the only woman at the table, and she turns up her nose at what she regards as coarse, locker-room topics -- for instance, when Barbara Walters referred on The View to a vibrator as a "necessity."
If elected, Ms. Arrowsmith will be spending most of her time in the parliamentary locker-room showers with her camera.
The locker-room bulletin board should be jammed with inflammatory quotes.