blanket chest


: a piece of furniture with a hinged lid, a deep well, and usually one or two drawers underneath

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The pine blanket chest has been in John’s family for more than 100 years, and the bedding is from Maine mainstay L.L. Bean. Rhonda Reinhart, Country Living, 16 Aug. 2022 The first step to a cooler bed is to store the heavy down duvet or comforter in the armoire or blanket chest until fall. Marni Jameson,, 7 Aug. 2020 Some hid ropes and ladders in false refrigerators or bolted-down blanket chests to throw out of the window in case of emergency. Pippa Biddle, The Atlantic, 25 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blanket chest was in 1849

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“Blanket chest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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