locker

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English[edit]

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A locker (#1) in a Japanese railway station

Etymology[edit]

From lock (lock +‎ -er) from Old English loc (fastening, enclosure), from Proto-Germanic *luką. Cognate with German Loch, Dutch luik, and Dutch loket.

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locker (plural lockers)

  1. A type of storage compartment with a lock, usually used to store personal possessions for public use, such as in schools, railway stations, place of work, gyms, sports centers.
    The student placed her books in her locker when she arrived at school.
  2. (rare) One who locks something.
    The locker of the trapped chest must be careful, so as not to spring the trap.
  3. (automotive) A locking differential.
  4. (historical) A customs officer who guards a warehouse.
    • 1845, Reports of cases argued and determined in the courts of Exchequer & Exchequer Chamber (volume 12)
      The actual delivery of the goods is then effected by any person bearing an order from the importer, called a merchant's order, and addressed to the warehouse-keeper, upon the presentment of which the warehouseman delivers the goods, having previously obtained the signature of the locker to it as a proof that the duties have been paid []

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English locker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔ.kər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: loc‧ker
  • Rhymes: -ɔkər

Noun[edit]

locker m (plural lockers, diminutive lockertje n)

  1. A locker (lockable storage compartment).
    Synonym: kluis

German[edit]

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locker (strong nominative masculine singular lockerer, comparative lockerer, superlative am lockersten)

  1. loose
  2. relaxed
    Synonym: entspannt
    Antonym: verkrampft

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locker

  1. loosely
  2. relaxedly, casually
  3. (with an estimate) easily (expressing confidence in the value)
    Es waren locker hundert Leute auf der Party.
    There were easily a hundred people at the party.

Verb[edit]

locker

  1. inflection of lockern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English locker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlokeɾ/, [ˈlo.keɾ]

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locker m (plural lockeres)

  1. locker

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According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.