Tallboy Tall"boy`, n. 1. A kind of long-stemmed wineglass or cup. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A piece of household furniture common in the eighteenth century, usually in two separate parts, with larger drawers above and smaller ones below and raised on legs fifteen inches or more in height; -- called also {highboy}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. A long sheet-metal pipe for a chimney top. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tallboy — UK [ˈtɔːlˌbɔɪ] / US [ˈtɔlˌbɔɪ] noun [countable] Word forms tallboy : singular tallboy plural tallboys British a tall piece of bedroom furniture with several drawers …   English dictionary

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