Definition of baggage claim in US English:

baggage claim

noun

  • The area in an airport where arriving passengers collect luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft.

    • ‘Standing in baggage reclaim at Luton airport the other day, it struck me that almost everyone around me had taken out their mobile phone.’
    • ‘So, when the Scot arrived at Heathrow baggage reclaim following a tour of the Far East, he was understandably anxious to find his precious piece of wood.’
    • ‘She had walked into the red channel at Heathrow from the baggage reclaim area saying that she had some items to declare.’
    • ‘There were so many spectators examining the wicket during the tea interval that it could have been a Test match at Headingley or a baggage reclaim at Manchester Airport.’
    • ‘As reported on these pages last year, its next move will be to the airport, where it is planning to set up 20 new screens in the baggage reclaim area.’

Pronunciation

baggage claim

/ˈbæɡɪdʒ/