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Definition of "locker-room" []

  • Relating to, found in, or appropriate for a locker room: locker-room interviews. (adjective)
  • Bawdy or crude: objected to their locker-room language. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "locker-room" in a sentence
  • "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."