Definition of drawer
1 : one that draws: such asa : a person who causes liquor to come out of a container : one who draws (see 1draw 1b) liquorb : draftsmanc : one that draws (see 1draw transitive 7) a bill of exchange or order for payment or makes a promissory note
2\dialectal also ˈdrȯ\ : a sliding box or receptacle opened by pulling out and closed by pushing in kept the letters in the top drawer of her dresser in the silverware drawer
3\dialectal also ˈdrȯ\ drawers plural : an article of clothing (such as underwear) for the lower body a clean pair of drawers
drawerfulplay \-ˌfu̇l\ noun
Examples of drawer in a Sentence
the top drawer of the desk
There are some pens in my desk drawer.
He stood there in only his drawers.
Recent Examples of drawer from the Web
When Kim recently showed fans the contents of her makeup drawer, all seemed fairly standard: some Kylie Cosmetics blushes, Sisley, Charlotte Tilbury, and — of course — KKW.
Offbeat Sculpture Garden Sculpture gardens are like junk drawers: Seems like everybody—the Hammer, the Norton Simon, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—has one.
But on Thursday, the 58-year-old Chelsea resident removed the jacket from her drawer before a mile-long swimming race in the Detroit River that was part of the 18th annual Motor City Mile.
But Brinkmann and her helpers never stop — vacuuming drawers and moving hutches into trucks.
The teller handed over $1,732 from her drawer, and McKnight left.
McNack allegedly walked behind the cash register, grabbed the money drawer and walked out when the clerk did not respond.
All over the world, the company has converted consumers to smartphone ordering from menus in the kitchen drawer.
Get strap-happy Use a leather punch to put a hole in each end of the natural-leather strips, then fasten them onto drawers with flat-backed brass machine screws in front and acorn nuts in back.
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DRAWER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drawer for English Language Learners
: 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
DRAWER Defined for Kids
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