Definition of cloakroom in English:



  • 1A room in a public building where outdoor clothes or luggage may be left.

    as modifier ‘the cloakroom attendant’
    • ‘My mind kept returning to a cloakroom which has masses of children's clothes and coats hanging up, and a central heating boiler at the back of the room.’
    • ‘She recounts one episode late at night, when she was confronted by the man in a corridor in the parliament building - before escaping through a cloakroom.’
    • ‘From cloakroom attendant at The Cavern to hostess of a thousand Blind Dates, she remains one of our best-loved entertainers.’
    • ‘The remainder of the accommodation comprises a bedroom with en suite shower room and a guest cloakroom with fitted shelving.’
    • ‘Built about 15 years ago, this three-bed mid-terrace red-brick house has an entrance hallway, kitchen/dining room, living room and a cloakroom on the ground floor.’
    • ‘A corridor leads to a fine sized family room; also in this area are a cloakroom, kitchen, laundry room and utility room.’
    • ‘A cloakroom and shower room complete the accommodation at this level.’
    • ‘An old fashioned pantry leads off it, with rows of neat shelving which would be roomy enough to convert to a cloakroom / utility room.’
    • ‘She worked part-time at the Paradox Club in Brighton as a cloakroom attendant.’
    • ‘Could they not have given out cloakroom tickets last night to everyone who queued up in the rain?’
    • ‘Somewhere in the building there would be a cloakroom.’
    • ‘Because of the overcrowding problems in the school I know that some children are being taught in cloakrooms.’
    • ‘The great spiralling lamp, lighting the ground floor cafe, is made of copper as are the intricate mesh cupboards of the cloakroom upstairs.’
    • ‘Ticket boxes and a cloakroom (behind the stairs) greet you as you come in.’
    • ‘This gives an illusion of space even in tiny rooms like cloakrooms.’
    • ‘Beneath the new foyer that links hail to street and school, the architect included some basement rooms for cloakrooms and storage.’
    • ‘They still can go into the cloistered cloakrooms, into the member's gym and dining room… and even onto the floor of congress itself.’
    • ‘He had left it on the cloakroom floor on Wednesday last week because it was too big to fit in his locker.’
    • ‘A utility room offers further storage and a cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.’
    • ‘The final phase currently planned is for new cloakrooms and an entrance hall linking the original building and the infants' classroom.’
  • 2British A room that contains a toilet or toilets.

    ‘a downstairs cloakroom with a WC and hand basin’
    ‘the ladies' cloakroom at Victoria station’
    • ‘Further down the inner hall there's a guest cloakroom with a toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.’
    • ‘There is an en suite shower room with Mira power shower and flagstone floor, while a a separate guest cloakroom includes a washbasin and toilet.’
    • ‘A year later I found myself in the ladies' cloakroom deep in the maze that is St Mary's Medical School.’
    • ‘Immediately to the left is the guest cloakroom, a modern room with a ceramic toilet with polished granite surround and a hand basin with matching granite top and built-in storage presses.’
    • ‘Off to either side are two of the four bedrooms, one with an adjoining shower room that doubles as a downstairs cloakroom and laundry.’
    • ‘Off the hall, there is a guest cloakroom with toilet and hand basin.’
    • ‘There is a downstairs cloakroom which has black and gold walls, white tiles and a sunken shower with draped white shower curtains.’
    • ‘The back hall leads to a downstairs cloakroom with toilet, hand basin and shower.’
    • ‘The cottage includes four bedrooms, three reception rooms, a bathroom and toilet, a 24 ft kitchen, a cloakroom with toilet and a garage.’
    • ‘To the left of the dining room is a cloakroom with guest toilet, while the kitchen can be accessed from both the dining room and hall.’
    lavatory, wc, water closet, convenience, public convenience, facilities, urinal, privy, latrine, outhouse, earth closet, jakes
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