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wardrobe trunk

a large, upright trunk, usually with space on one side for hanging clothes and drawers or compartments on the other for small articles, shoes, etc.
Origin of wardrobe trunk
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for wardrobe trunk
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  • I spose most of your things are packed in that wardrobe trunk over there?

  • With it came a cow, a misunderstood motor, and a wardrobe trunk.

    The Smiling Hill-Top Julia M. Sloane
  • The wardrobe trunk offered gaudy finery that did not interest the “ladies” overmuch.

    Whispers at Dawn

    Roy J. Snell
  • His observant eye noted the smart suitcase and the wardrobe trunk the man was depositing on the porch.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Among the first purchases she had made after calling at the Bank of Michigan were a wardrobe trunk and a fitted dressing-case.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance
  • Mrs. Benson approached the wardrobe trunk with the air of a person who has taken an immediate and violent dislike to an object.

    Robinetta Kate Douglas Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for wardrobe trunk

wardrobe trunk

a large upright rectangular travelling case, usually opening longitudinally, with one side having a hanging rail, the other having drawers or compartments
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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