lowboy

[loh-boi]
noun U.S. Furniture.
a low chest of drawers on short legs, resembling the lower part of a highboy.

Origin:
1705–15; low1 + boy

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lowboy (ˈləʊˌbɔɪ)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a table fitted with drawers

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lowboy
"chest of drawers on short legs," 1899, from low (adj.) + Fr. bois "wood" (see bush).
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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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Example sentences
Primary function of the position is the operation of heavy equipment such as truck-tractor, lowboy, and crawler tractors.
Driver is often required to operate heavy equipment to load or unload the lowboy.
The locomotive and lowboy car are visually inspected prior to daily use to ensure safety of operation.
They are useable by a lowboy truck, which is a key design vehicle.
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