blanket chest

noun

Definition of blanket chest 

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

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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, "Fire Escapes Are Evocative, But Mostly Useless," 25 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of blanket chest

1849, in the meaning defined above

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