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
The master bedroom has an awesome river-rock fireplace, sitting area, and a huge custom walk-in closet complete with built in drawers.
Formica countertops were swapped out for white granite countertops and drawer pullouts and a lazy susan maximizes cabinet space.
Desperate to leave some sort of lasting impression in Washington, Stamper carves his name into a desk drawer in the Oval Office.
The trade writing has seemingly been on the wall all season, so maybe a swap will bring back the career mean, but for now, keep this Sox in the appropriate drawer for now.
A drawer handle broke in two and fell to the ground a few weeks before.
Custom kitchen cabinetry with crown molding is also included along with a USB charging outlet in the kitchen, soft-close drawers and a passive radon ventilation system in every home.
Phillips did not move any items and closed the drawer.
The U.S. Air Force put her up in a hotel three blocks from the president’s palace, in a room being vacated by a female intelligence officer who left her an AK-47 and handgun secretly stashed in the bureau drawer.
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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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