Kirk and Spock in the cloakroom

A closet or cloakroom was a small storage area where clothing and personal items were kept.

In 2268, Isak suggested the cloakroom as a private place where James T. Kirk and Spock could send for Leonard McCoy. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

In 2367, Data offered to organize Jenna D'Sora's closets for her. (TNG: "In Theory")

In 2372, an embarrassed Julian Bashir lied to Ekoria about keeping his old stuffed animal Kukalaka in a closet somewhere, quickly admitting it was actually in a shelf in his room. (DS9: "The Quickening")

In 2373, an about-to-be married Rom worried about where Leeta would put all her clothes, saying he didn't have enough closet space. (DS9: "Call to Arms")

Also that year, The Doctor told his holographic daughter, Belle, that she should put her ion mallet away in the closet next time and then she'd know where it was. (VOY: "Real Life")

Closets were often utilized as a hiding place. In 2266, James T. Kirk coaxed a frightened Miri out of a closet. (TOS: "Miri")

In 2368, Clara Sutter suggested that Deanna Troi look for Isabella in the closet. (TNG: "Imaginary Friend")

In 2373, Quark found Grand Nagus Zek (who was courting Ishka) and his servant Maihar'du hiding in his closet; later Liquidator Brunt materialized there so as not to disturb the couple. (DS9: "Ferengi Love Songs")

Jadzia Dax also found Kira Nerys and Odo having a romantic interlude in her closet. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

Closets could also be used as places of confinement, either as punishment or to keep somebody from interfering with one's plans. In 2285, Nyota Uhura locked an eager lieutenant into a closet at phaserpoint. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) Elim Garak's father locked him in a closet for misbehaving. (DS9: "Afterimage") In 2374, hearing of Tom Paris's repeated escapes from his stasis unit, Harry Kim asked him whether he'd been locked in dark closets as a child. (VOY: "One")

In addition, any tight confined space could be metaphorically referred to as a closet. In 2374, Leck referred to both Brunt's shuttle and the infirmary on Empok Nor as closets. (DS9: "The Magnificent Ferengi")

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