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A small partitioned-off area of a room, for example one containing a shower or toilet, or a desk in an office.
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- ‘There are also cubicles, distinguished from rooms in that they lack windows.’
- ‘The glass motif is repeated throughout the house with glass tables and shower cubicles.’
- ‘In the toilets, the one cubicle with a working light had a broken lock.’
- ‘Even the actual toilet cubicles featured mirroring, and the urinal was simply a spectacle to behold.’
- ‘Mainly young in age and long of hair, they sit in tight cubicles, drinking beer, playing cards and swapping tales.’
- ‘Inside a room, whey-faced men in drab suits sit in cubicles pushing paper about.’
- ‘Both are doubles served by en suite bathrooms with tiled floors, wash basins and shower cubicles.’
- ‘She opened a door to let her into a large room with cubicles everywhere.’
- ‘She undressed and stepped inside one of the cubicles to have a refreshing hot shower.’
- ‘It was a room with less square footage than his house, containing three cubicles and a reception area.’
- ‘We went to the Oasis pool straight away but there the advantages ended; after entry we had to wait for available changing cubicles.’
- ‘My imagination supplies a large room divided into cubicles like an egg crate.’
- ‘He was in a cubicle of his own, and he could see at least a hundred more cubicles in this room alone.’
- ‘I was directed to a tiny room in the basement, where the walls were lined with little wooden cubicles.’
- ‘Well, today at work we all got shuffled around into different departments and we all have to move to different cubicles.’
- ‘Sometimes the pool areas and the cubicles were in a disgustingly dirty state.’
- ‘The bathroom is tiled and contains a shower cubicle with power shower, toilet and wash basin.’
- ‘I laid back face up on my bed and sprawled out in the small cubicle that was my room.’
- ‘It was quiet through the office as he walked toward his cubicle in the back corner of the room.’
- ‘First went the cubicles and we were forced into open plan.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘bedroom’): from Latin cubiculum, from cubare lie down.
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