Definition of cloakroom in US English:

cloakroom

noun

  • A room in a public building where coats and other belongings may be left temporarily.

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

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