breakfront
noun Date: 1928 a large cabinet or bookcase whose center section projects beyond the flanking end sections

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  • breakfront — /brayk frunt /, adj. 1. (of a cabinet, bookcase, etc.) having a central section extending forward from those at either side. n. 2. a cabinet or the like having such a front. [1925 30; BREAK + FRONT] * * * …   Universalium

  • breakfront — noun Any piece of furniture that has a central section that projects farther forward than the other sections …   Wiktionary

  • breakfront — n. cabinet of which the midsection opens to the front …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breakfront — noun [usu. as modifier] a piece of furniture having the line of its front broken by a curve or angle …   English new terms dictionary

  • breakfront — break•front [[t]ˈbreɪkˌfrʌnt[/t]] n. fur a cabinet, bookcase, etc., having a central section extending forward from those at either side • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • breakfront — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a large cabinet or bookcase in which a center section projects beyond the flanking end sections …   Useful english dictionary

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