Definition of Left-luggage office

1. Noun. A room where baggage or parcels are checked.

Exact synonyms: Checkroom
Generic synonyms: Room

Definition of Left-luggage office

1. Noun. (British) A place at a railway station or airport where luggage may be left for a small charge. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Left-luggage Office

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left-hand path
left-handed compliment
left-handed pitcher
left-handed specialist
left-luggage office (current term)
left-luggage offices
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left-to-right shunt
left-to-right shunts

Literary usage of Left-luggage office

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by G. W. Hastings, Andr. Edgar, Edw. Pears, Ch. W. Ryalls (1868)
"I propose to make use of the machinery of the Left Luggage Office. Any person leaving a parcel at a Left Luggage Office receives a numbered receipt, ..."

2. Railway Management at Stations by Edmund B. Ivatts (1898)
"The old term of cloak room is now dying out, and that of left luggage office is taking its place. Probably in the earlier days of railways, rugs and cloaks ..."

3. A Digest of Cases Decided in the Sheriff Courts of Scotland Prior to 31st by George Guthrie, Scotland Sheriff Courts (1906)
"Held that the value of an article worth more than £5 deposited in a railway company's left luggage office not having been declared to he above £5, ..."

4. Belgium and Holland, Including the Grand-duchy of Luxembourg: Handbook for by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1905)
"At most stations there is a left-luggage office, where a charge of 10 c. per day is made for one or two packages and 5 c. per day for each additional ..."

5. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1911)
"Luggage may be left at or sent to the Cloak Boom or Left Luggage Office at any station (trunk, Id. per day). The railway-porters are nominally forbidden to ..."

6. Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1898)
"In checking small baggage at the left luggage-office, passengers should see that the correct number of articles (bultos) is entered on the receipt. ..."

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