[drawr for 1, 2; draw-er for 3–6]
a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.
drawers, (used with a plural verb) an undergarment, with legs, that covers the lower part of the body.
a person or thing that draws.
Finance. a person who draws an order, draft, or bill of exchange.
Metalworking. a person who operates a drawbench.
a tapster.

1300–50, 1580–90 for def 1, 1560–70 for def 2; Middle English; see draw, -er1

predrawer, noun
redrawer, noun
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drawer (ˈdrɔːə)
1.  a person or thing that draws, esp a draughtsman
2.  See draw a person who draws a cheque
3.  a person who draws up a commercial paper
4.  archaic a person who draws beer, etc, in a bar
5.  a boxlike container in a chest, table, etc, made for sliding in and out

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1570s, a box that can be "drawn" out of a cabinet; see draw.
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see top drawer.

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Example sentences
Virtually every playwright has an unfinished or unresolved script tucked in a
  drawer somewhere.
Most writers don't have the luxury of putting their work in a drawer for a
His contribution was to ensure a wonderful idea did not die in a design drawer.
Tuck a pair of athletic shoes in a drawer in case you have to walk long
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