Definition of stockroom in US English:



  • A room in which quantities of goods are stored.

    • ‘She worked in a hospital stockroom, adjacent to the mail room.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The students work part time in light maintenance, housekeeping, retail, dishwashing and stockrooms.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In response, the United States Army Central Command hired a contractor to run a forms stockroom in Kuwait.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It has only been introduced for shop floor staff, with no-one in management or in the stockrooms having to use a swipe card.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Brothers and sisters work in the cellars, stockrooms and vineyards.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Corporate honchos routinely install video cameras at ‘watch stores’ with high shrink, the lenses pointed at registers, the stockroom and the manager's office.’
    storeroom, storehouse, store, depot, depository, repository
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