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cloakroom

noun [C] uk   /ˈkləʊk.rʊm/ /-ruːm/ us    /ˈkloʊk-/
( US also checkroom) a room in a public building such as a restaurant, theatre, etc. where coats, bags, and other personal things can be left while their owners are in the building UK polite word for toilet, especially one in a public building: I went to the cloakroom in the first interval.
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