Origin of drawer
Examples from the Web for drawer
And who else would let them gather dust in some drawer for nearly 50 years?Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album|Malcolm Jones|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But then I had to go back to earning real money and went to work for Businessweek and put the book in a drawer for a long time.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall|William O’Connor|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the day when he pulled open the drawer to show me the gun, I wonder, what I was thinking?
The gun Don used, he kept in the drawer of his writing table at the window, where he always worked.
But it was still the place where Kandynce did not need eyesight to find a door or a drawer or a knob.
Then he turned hurriedly, threw it in the drawer, and went straight out, leaving the drawer open.The Flight of the Shadow|George MacDonald
Then Hawtrey turned to the drawer again with an air of sudden resolution.Masters of the Wheat-Lands|Harold Bindloss
Greif was safe, thought Rex, as he laid his hand upon the drawer again, to take the other thing from its place.Greifenstein|F. Marion Crawford
That's another thing; I must use the name which the drawer gives me.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He looks towards the bureau, and Roberts tries to pull open one drawer after another.Evening Dress|W. D. Howells
mid-14c., agent noun from draw (v.). Attested from 1570s in sense of a box that can be "drawn" out of a cabinet.
see top drawer.