Definition of overhead locker in English:

overhead locker


  • An overhead compartment for stowing luggage on an aircraft, coach, or train.

    ‘I quickly collected my hand baggage from the overhead locker’
    • ‘This bike fits into a plane's overhead locker when folded.’
    • ‘Crew found the bag in an overhead locker after the plane landed at Manchester airport.’
    • ‘I pulled my laptop bag out of the overhead locker and strode off.’
    • ‘I looked up from my book as he helped put someone's luggage in the overhead locker.’
    • ‘Domestic flights may well have a smaller allowance than international ones, and the space in overhead lockers and under seats is smaller.’
    • ‘I have often watched people actually rise from their seats and start to open overhead lockers while the engines are still in reverse thrust mode.’
    • ‘They put their bags in the overhead locker for take-off and buckled themselves into their spacious seats.’
    • ‘The computer showed it was 12.5kg—too heavy to place in an overhead locker.’
    • ‘I hate trying to wrestle my small bag into the overhead lockers along with the trunks on wheels brought on board by anti-social passengers.’
    • ‘He was found guilty of acting in a manner likely to endanger the flight when he stood up in the aisle and rummaged in overhead lockers as the plane was preparing to land.’