from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room where coats and other articles may be left temporarily, as in a theater or school. Also called coatroom.
- n. A private lounge adjacent to a legislative chamber.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A room, in a public building such as a theatre, where coats and other belongings may be left temporarily.
- n. A room where luggage may be left, for example in an airport.
- n. A private lounge next to a legislative chamber.
- n. lavatory, toilet
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A room, attached to any place of public resort, where cloaks, overcoats, etc., may be deposited for a time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room connected with a place of general resort, as an assembly-room or an opera-house, where cloaks, etc., are deposited.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a room where coats and other articles can be left temporarily
- n. a private lounge off of a legislative chamber
But she felt connected to the crone in the shawl, the pimply elevator operator, the boy who thought the cloakroom was a safe haven.
All the Five A girls had paper bags or pasteboard boxes, and in the air of the Five A cloakroom was a strong smell of vinegar.
We have more enemies within our country than outside: "A GOP Senator called the cloakroom hours before the bill was to reach the floor and put a hold on it."
A GOP Senator called the cloakroom hours before the bill was to reach the floor and put a hold on it.
Most of this stuff is decided days/weeks/months in advance, over the phone, in the senate "cloakroom", etc.
I got a signal from Mansfield to go into the Democratic cloakroom.
In the meantime, the senator may wait in the cloakroom rather than be seen, undecided, on the Senate floor.
Then Jack Miller of Iowa, who also had voted no before, came in from the Republican cloakroom and voted “Aye.”
I turned around and here was Bartlett coming from the cloakroom.
That's because we're in an Era of Sour Feelings, when GOP obstruction and Democratic fears are stinking up the once clubby cloakroom.