chest of drawers
Date: 1649 a piece of furniture designed to contain a set of drawers (as for holding clothing)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • Chest of drawers — A chest on chest, a derivative of the simpler chest of drawers A chest of drawers, also called (especially in North American English) a dresser or a bureau, is a piece of furniture that has multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above… …   Wikipedia

  • chest of drawers — Furniture. a piece of furniture consisting of a set of drawers in a frame set on short legs, or feet, for holding clothing, household linens, etc. [1670 80] * * * ▪ furniture  type of furniture developed in the mid 17th century from a chest with… …   Universalium

  • Chest of drawers — drawer draw er, n. 1. One who, or that which, draws; as: (a) One who draws liquor for guests; a waiter in a taproom. Shak. (b) One who delineates or depicts; a draughtsman; as, a good drawer. (c) (Law) One who draws a bill of exchange or order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chest of drawers — noun A piece of furniture which has multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above each other, used mainly for the storage of clean clothes. Syn: bureau, dresser …   Wiktionary

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  • nest of drawers — a miniature chest of drawers made in the 18th century, often set on top of a desk or table. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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-on-chest — /chest on chest , awn /, n. a chest of drawers placed upon a slightly wider chest of drawers. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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