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[loh-boi] /ˈloʊˌbɔɪ/
noun, U.S. Furniture.
a low chest of drawers on short legs, resembling the lower part of a highboy.
1705-15; low1 + boy Unabridged
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Examples from the web for lowboy
  • He indicated that he was scared to drive the lowboy, but he had to work to support his family and send his children to college.
  • Primary function of the position is the operation of heavy equipment such as truck-tractor, lowboy, and crawler tractors.
  • They are useable by a lowboy truck, which is a key design vehicle.
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for lowboy


(US & Canadian) a table fitted with drawers
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Word Origin and History for lowboy

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

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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