chest of drawers

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.

Origin of chest of drawers

First recorded in 1670–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for chest of drawers

bureau, chest, chiffonier, dresser, chifforobe, highboy, lowboy, tallboy

Examples from the Web for chest of drawers

Historical Examples of chest of drawers

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

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


    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.


    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


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