a cupboard with pierced doors, formerly used as a storage place for food.
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Origin of livery cupboard
First recorded in 1565–75
Also called almoner's cupboard.
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Examples from the Web for livery cupboard
The livery-cupboard was used for food, and the word probably comes from the French livrer, to deliver.Furnishing the Home of Good Taste|Lucy Abbot Throop