[ drawr for 1, 2; draw-er for 3-6 ]
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  1. a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.

  2. drawers, (used with a plural verb) an undergarment, with legs, that covers the lower part of the body.

  1. a person or thing that draws.

  2. Finance. a person who draws an order, draft, or bill of exchange.

  3. Metalworking. a person who operates a drawbench.

  4. a tapster.

Origin of drawer

1300–50, 1580–90 for def. 1, 1560–70 for def. 2; Middle English; see draw, -er1

Other words from drawer

  • pre·draw·er, noun
  • re·draw·er, noun

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How to use drawer in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for drawer


/ (ˈdrɔːə) /

  1. a person or thing that draws, esp a draughtsman

  2. a person who draws a cheque: See draw (def. 15)

  1. a person who draws up a commercial paper

  2. archaic a person who draws beer, etc, in a bar

  3. (drɔː) a boxlike container in a chest, table, etc, made for sliding in and out

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Other Idioms and Phrases with drawer


see top drawer.

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