drawer

[ drawr for 1, 2; draw-er for 3–6 ]
/ drɔr for 1, 2; ˈdrɔ ər for 3–6 /

noun

a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.
drawers, (used with a plural verb) an undergarment, with legs, that covers the lower part of the body.
a person or thing that draws.
Finance. a person who draws an order, draft, or bill of exchange.
Metalworking. a person who operates a drawbench.
a tapster.

Origin of drawer

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

Related forms

pre·draw·er, nounre·draw·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for drawer

drawer

/ (ˈdrɔːə) /

noun

a person or thing that draws, esp a draughtsman
a person who draws a chequeSee draw (def. 15)
a person who draws up a commercial paper
archaic a person who draws beer, etc, in a bar
(drɔː) a boxlike container in a chest, table, etc, made for sliding in and out

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Idioms and Phrases with drawer

drawer

see top drawer.


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