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noun Furniture.

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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chest of drawers

noun

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