[lok-er] /ˈlɒk ər/

a chest, drawer, compartment, closet, or the like, that may be locked, especially one at a gymnasium, school, etc. for storage and safekeeping of clothing and valuables.
Nautical. a chest or compartment in which to stow things.
a refrigerated compartment, as in a , that may be rented for storing frozen foods.
a person or thing that locks.
Digital Technology. .
Digital Technology. an online service that supports cloud-based storage of digital music files so as to allow users to stream or download their personal music collections for playback on any compatible device:
I uploaded all my CDs to a music locker, and now I can access the music from my laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

a person or thing that locks
(US & Canadian) a refrigerated compartment for keeping frozen foods, esp one rented in an establishment

small chest that can be locked, late 14c., agent noun from Middle English lokken (see lock (v.)). Earlier “a mechanism for locking” (early 14c.).

Related Terms

chain locker
see: Davy Jones’s locker


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