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chest of drawers

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noun Furniture.
  1. a piece of furniture consisting of a set of drawers in a frame set on short legs, or feet, for holding clothing, household linens, etc.
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Origin of chest of drawers

First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for chest of drawers

Historical Examples

  • But he turned his head to look at her, confided to her: "It was on the chest-of-drawers, all the time!"

    The Boy with Wings

    Berta Ruck

  • He was lying on the settee and the gin-bottle stood on the chest-of-drawers, empty.

    Aliens

    William McFee

  • When their bed and the washstand and a table and the chairs and chest-of-drawers were in there was not much to arrange.

    Coquette

    Frank Swinnerton

  • There was a small shaving-glass upon the chest-of-drawers, and to this he advanced, filled with the wildest apprehensions.

    The Yellow Claw

    Sax Rohmer

  • He had to lock his bedroom door, shove the chest-of-drawers against it, and smoke with his head stuck right up the chimney.


British Dictionary definitions for chest of drawers

chest of drawers

noun
  1. a piece of furniture consisting of a frame, often on short legs, containing a set of drawers
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