Bomb chest
Chest Chest (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki`sth. Cf. {Cist}, {Cistern}.] 1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth. [1913 Webster]

Heaps of money crowded in the chest. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A coffin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He is now dead and mailed in his cheste. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax. [1913 Webster]

4. (Com.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mech.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ. [1913 Webster]

{Bomb chest}, See under {Bomb}.

{Chest of drawers}, a case or movable frame containing drawers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bomb chest — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb — Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb ketch — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb lance — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb vessel — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chest — (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki sth. Cf. {Cist}, {Cistern}.] 1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth. [1913 Webster] Heaps of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chest of drawers — Chest Chest (ch[e^]st), n. [OE. chest, chist, AS. cest, cist, cyst, L. cista, fr. Gr. ki sth. Cf. {Cist}, {Cistern}.] 1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb — 1. old car; 2. jump into water with the knees tucked into the chest and the arms clasped about the knees, with the intent of making a large splash, especially to annoy nearby swimmers; 3. something/somebody cool; 4. fail a test, exam, etc.; 5.… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bomb — Australian Slang 1. old car; 2. jump into water with the knees tucked into the chest and the arms clasped about the knees, with the intent of making a large splash, especially to annoy nearby swimmers; 3. something/somebody cool; 4. fail a test,… …   English dialects glossary

  • Volcanic bomb — Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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