Origin of highboy
Also called high chest.
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Examples from the Web for highboy
Here, table, highboy chairs, and screen—mahogany, cherry, teak—looked nervous and disproportioned.Marco Roth’s Book Bag: The Anti-Memoir Memoir
October 1, 2013
"It's only Grandfather's Clock," said Highboy in a relieved whisper.
"If you laugh at me, I won't go," said Highboy in a mournful voice.
"Then you'd better talk with my brother, Lowboy," said Highboy tartly.
There were three stiff chairs, a table, a dresser, and a highboy.
"You'll only make fun of me," said Highboy in a tearful voice.
- US and Canadian a tall chest of drawers in two sections, the lower section being a lowboyBrit equivalent: tallboy
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Word Origin and History for highboy
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