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Pronunciation: (klōk'rOOm", -room"), [key]
n.
1. a room in which outer garments, hats, umbrellas, etc., may be left temporarily, as in a club, restaurant, etc.; checkroom.
2. a room adjacent to a legislative chamber or legislative room, where legislators may leave their coats, relax, or engage in informal conversation.
3. Brit.
a. a bathroom; a public rest room.
b. a baggage room, as at a railway station, where packages and luggage may be left temporarily or checked through to one's destination.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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