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 (chĕk′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
A place where hats, coats, packages, or other items can be stored temporarily.


(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


(ˈtʃɛkˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

a room where hats, coats, parcels, etc., may be checked.
[1895–1900, Amer.]



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.

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"


[ˈtʃekrʊm] N (US) → guardarropa m (Rail) → consigna f (euph) → lavabo m


[ˈtʃɛkˌrʊm] n (Am) (for coats) → guardaroba m inv; (for luggage) → deposito m bagagli inv
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Some states' limiting statutes differentiate between clothing lost or damaged in the lobby, hallways, and guestrooms, on the one hand, and property lost in a checkroom. While many provisions of limiting statutes may apply only to hotels, those laws that have a separate section for checkrooms may also cover restaurants because both hotels and restaurants typically have a coat-check area.
The only portion of many limiting liability statutes that apply to a restaurant or bar covers no-fee checkrooms where the customer is given a receipt for the checked property.
Among the modifications is one that hints at those past problems: "No newspaper-only checkrooms will be allowed." At some events in the past year, patrons entering an event could dump their newspapers in "checkrooms." A copy could have been counted as paid circulation whether or not anyone returned to pick it up.