breakfront

[breyk-fruhnt]
adjective
1.
(of a cabinet, bookcase, etc.) having a central section extending forward from those at either side.
noun
2.
a cabinet or the like having such a front.

Origin:
1925–30; break + front

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breakfront (ˈbreɪkˌfrʌnt)
 
adj
(prenominal) (of a bookcase, bureau, etc) having a slightly projecting central section

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Border patrol, breakfront, swivel or clamshell holsters are not allowed for use.
Original mantels in the dining room and an upstairs bedroom are pilaster types with breakfront shelves.
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