highboy

[ hahy-boi ]
/ ˈhaɪˌbɔɪ /

noun U.S. Furniture.

a tall chest of drawers on legs, usually in two sections set one on top of the other.Compare tallboy, lowboy.

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Origin of highboy

First recorded in 1890–95; high + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for highboy

highboy
/ (ˈhaɪˌbɔɪ) /

noun

US and Canadian a tall chest of drawers in two sections, the lower section being a lowboyBrit equivalent: tallboy
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