Definition of stockroom in English:



  • A room in which quantities of goods are stored.

    • ‘The students work part time in light maintenance, housekeeping, retail, dishwashing and stockrooms.’
    • ‘I thought he was one of the paperboys and it was only when he turned away from the stockroom towards the till that I knew something was up.’
    • ‘Today the crew organizes a stockroom for excess inventory that will inevitably accumulate as distribution centers truck goods - sometimes too many - out to stores every week.’
    • ‘Another problem faced by the European stockroom was the fact that the quantities of hard-copy forms available from the St. Louis publications distribution center were severely limited.’
    • ‘This device is designed for use in such locations as warehouses, stockrooms and loading docks, where it could be destroyed easily in a single gravity mishap.’
    • ‘The following afternoon she came into the store from the stockroom, stopping in the doorway as she saw the tall blonde man rifling through the cash register.’
    • ‘Corporate honchos routinely install video cameras at ‘watch stores’ with high shrink, the lenses pointed at registers, the stockroom and the manager's office.’
    • ‘These stores lower their costs by maintaining only a limited display of goods, with consumers making their selection via a catalogue and collecting their purchase from a stockroom attached to the showroom site.’
    • ‘Seasonal stock has been arriving by the truckload, so much so that the operations staff have run out off space in the stockroom and have started dropping it in the store canteen.’
    • ‘One delivered pickles and olives to grocery stockrooms, another sold pizza to supermarket deli counters, and yet another designed a sludge pump for municipalities so they could clear muddy water from streets.’
    • ‘It has only been introduced for shop floor staff, with no-one in management or in the stockrooms having to use a swipe card.’
    • ‘However, if you don't foresee an obvious pick up in demand coming, the increase could mean that unsold goods will simply collecting dust in the stockroom.’
    • ‘She worked in a hospital stockroom, adjacent to the mail room.’
    • ‘In response, the United States Army Central Command hired a contractor to run a forms stockroom in Kuwait.’
    • ‘While money is an issue for many employees in other areas of their life, the truth is, it is nice to be able to send a FedEx or nab some extra pens from the stockroom without having to pay for them.’
    • ‘Sarah took over the primary franchise licence four years ago and has just opened new showrooms, stockrooms and a national training centre for the farmers' wives at farm buildings that have been extensively refurbished.’
    • ‘Gradually our stockroom, attics and cellars became full and in the autumn it was time for my bed to be moved into the upstairs ‘best’ sitting room.’
    • ‘Today, some device firms want to carry less inventory in their stockrooms.’
    • ‘PDAs are supplanting the conventional mobile data collection and display devices found in inventory applications ranging from shipping through picking and receiving, raw materials and finished goods, toolrooms and stockrooms.’
    • ‘Brothers and sisters work in the cellars, stockrooms and vineyards.’
    storeroom, storehouse, store, depot, depository, repository
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