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chest of drawers

noun, Furniture.
a piece of furniture consisting of a set of drawers in a frame set on short legs, or feet, for holding clothing, household linens, etc.
Origin of chest of drawers
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was a small shaving-glass upon the chest-of-drawers, and to this he advanced, filled with the wildest apprehensions.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • When their bed and the washstand and a table and the chairs and chest-of-drawers were in there was not much to arrange.

    Coquette Frank Swinnerton
  • But he turned his head to look at her, confided to her: "It was on the chest-of-drawers, all the time!"

    The Boy with Wings Berta Ruck
  • Clutching the top of the chest-of-drawers with both hands, he glared at his own reflection, dazedly.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • He was lying on the settee and the gin-bottle stood on the chest-of-drawers, empty.

    Aliens William McFee
  • The other furniture consisted of chairs, a chest-of-drawers, and a table, all the work of a former age.

  • He had to lock his bedroom door, shove the chest-of-drawers against it, and smoke with his head stuck right up the chimney.

British Dictionary definitions for chest-of-drawers

chest of drawers

a piece of furniture consisting of a frame, often on short legs, containing a set of drawers
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