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 (chĕk′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
A place where hats, coats, packages, or other items can be stored temporarily.
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(ˈtʃɛkˌruːm; -ˌrʊm)
US and Canadian a place at a railway station, airport, etc, where luggage may be left for a small charge with an attendant for safekeeping. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): left-luggage office
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(ˈtʃɛkˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

a room where hats, coats, parcels, etc., may be checked.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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A cloakroom is a room where you leave your hat and coat, especially in a place of entertainment.

In American English, a room like this is sometimes called a checkroom.

In British English, cloakroom is also a polite word for a toilet.

See toilet

In American English, a checkroom is also a place where luggage can be left for a short time, especially at a railway station.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.checkroom - a room where baggage or parcels are checked
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
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[ˈtʃekrʊm] N (US) → guardarropa m (Rail) → consigna f (euph) → lavabo m
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[ˈtʃɛkˌrʊm] n (Am) (for coats) → guardaroba m inv; (for luggage) → deposito m bagagli inv
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