[ hahy-boi ]
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nounU.S. Furniture.
  1. a tall chest of drawers on legs, usually in two sections set one on top of the other.: Compare tallboy, lowboy.

Origin of highboy

First recorded in 1890–95; high + boy
  • Also called high chest .

Words Nearby highboy

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How to use highboy in a sentence

  • It was so late that Fergus had no time to see to the drawers which refused to open in the lowboy and the highboy.

British Dictionary definitions for highboy


/ (ˈhaɪˌbɔɪ) /

  1. US and Canadian a tall chest of drawers in two sections, the lower section being a lowboy: Brit equivalent: tallboy

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