drawer

[drawr for 1, 2; draw-er for 3–6]
noun
1.
a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.
2.
drawers, (used with a plural verb) an undergarment, with legs, that covers the lower part of the body.
3.
a person or thing that draws.
4.
Finance. a person who draws an order, draft, or bill of exchange.
5.
Metalworking. a person who operates a drawbench.
6.
a tapster.

Origin:
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)
 
n
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

drawers (drɔːz)
 
pl n
Also called: underdrawers a legged undergarment for either sex, worn below the waist

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Word Origin & History

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

drawers
1560s, garments that are pulled (or "drawn") on; see draw.
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Example sentences
And there are compartments and drawers for dishware, utensils, and appliances.
Drawers offer easy storage for blankets, books, and games.
Its deep drawers provide storage for kitchen utensils and bulk supplies.
Drawers under bottom bunks provide extra storage for toys, games, and clothes.
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