- a block, fitting into an anvil, on which pieces are forged.
- a mallet for shaping sheet metal.
Definition for dresser (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for dresser
The room held a sizable amount of old, worn furniture: the bed, a studio couch, three stuffed chairs, a chifforobe and a dresser.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pop music, much like a teenager with a dresser full of training bras and her first summer job, is going through a lot changes.
Kate might also want to think about taking a dresser or a lady's maid.Situation Vacant: Kate and William Seek New Nanny For George|Tom Sykes|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The traces were discovered in a body of rock called the Dresser Foundation, near the town of Port Hedland.‘Oldest Signs of Life on Earth’ Found in Australia|The Telegraph|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The note is on the dresser in his small private room where he likes to read and think.
John awoke at this, and caught up a small pink pincushion which sat in the mathematical middle of his dresser, and threw it.The Wishing-Ring Man|Margaret Widdemer
The Dresser (Fig. 137) is made somewhat similar to the side-board.The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall
In the kitchen department, you will require both table and dresser cloths, which should be made as neat as possible.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
The dresser drawers must move readily, and be perfectly clean.Guide to Hotel Housekeeping|Mary E. Palmer
She had stepped to her dresser, and opened a drawer while speaking, and now held up to view what seemed to be simply an envelope.Grandfather's Love Pie|Miriam Gaines
British Dictionary definitions for dresser (1 of 2)
Word Origin for dresser
British Dictionary definitions for dresser (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for dresser
c.1300, "person who prepares or furnishes," agent noun from dress (v.). Meaning "table, sideboard," is late 14c., from Old French dresseur, dreçoir "table to prepare food," from dresser "prepare, dress." Meaning "chest, dressing bureau" is from 1895.