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lowboy

[loh-boi] /ˈloʊˌbɔɪ/
noun, U.S. Furniture.
1.
a low chest of drawers on short legs, resembling the lower part of a highboy.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; low1 + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for low boy

lowboy

/ˈləʊˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a table fitted with drawers
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Word Origin and History for low boy

lowboy

n.

"chest of drawers on short legs," 1891, a hybrid from low (adj.) + French bois "wood" (see bush).

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Encyclopedia Article for low boy

lowboy

antiquarian term for a small dressing table with four or six legs and two or three drawers, resembling in some ways the lower portion of a highboy (q.v.). Lowboy and highboy were often made to match. In the versions made until about 1750, the legs are joined by stretchers, but after that date they usually assume a cabriole shape

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