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drawer

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noun draw·er \ˈdrȯ(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of drawer

  • : a box that slides into and out of a piece of furniture (such as a desk) and that is used to store things

  • drawers : underwear for the lower part of the body

Full Definition of drawer

  1. 1 :  one that draws: as a :  a person who draws liquor b :  draftsman c :  one that draws a bill of exchange or order for payment or makes a promissory note

  2. 2 \dial also ˈdrȯ\ :  a sliding box or receptacle opened by pulling out and closed by pushing in

  3. 3 \dial also ˈdrȯ\ plural :  an article of clothing (as underwear) for the lower body

drawer·ful play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of drawer

  1. the top drawer of the desk

  2. There are some pens in my desk drawer.

  3. He stood there in only his drawers.



14th Century

First Known Use of drawer

14th century

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