Highboy High"boy`, n. 1. One who lives high; also, in politics, a highflyer. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A kind of tall chest of drawers, with drawers up to near or above eye level and fouyr legs at the base; it is often divided into lower and upper sections, with the lower section somewhat wider than the upper; also called a {tallboy}. Compare {lowboy}. [U. S.] ``Mahogany highboys glittering with brass handles.'' --K. L. Bates. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • highboy — tall chest of drawers, 1891, Amer.Eng. (Cf. TALLBOY (Cf. tallboy)); a hybrid, the second element is from Fr. bois wood (see BUSH (Cf. bush)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • highboy — (Amer.) n. high chest of drawers, tall piece of furniture having many drawers (also tallboy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • highboy — ☆ highboy [hī′boi΄ ] n. [ HIGH + BOY] a high chest of drawers mounted on legs …   English World dictionary

  • highboy — /huy boy /, n. U.S. Furniture. a tall chest of drawers on legs. Also called high chest. [1890 95] * * * ▪ furniture also called  tallboy   a high or double chest of drawers (known technically as a chest on stand and a chest on chest,… …   Universalium

  • highboy — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highboy — noun A tall chest of drawers raised up on high legs, beginning with the simpler William and Mary style of the late 17th century, culminating in the late baroque 18th century Queen Anne style, progressing into the early Georgian style, with an… …   Wiktionary

  • highboy — noun Date: 1891 a tall chest of drawers with a legged base …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • highboy — high|boy [ˈhaıbɔı] n AmE a piece of tall wooden furniture with many drawers British Equivalent: tallboy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • highboy — noun N. Amer. a tall chest of drawers on legs …   English new terms dictionary

  • highboy — noun (C) AmE a piece of tall wooden furniture with many drawers; tallboy BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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