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
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.
McNack allegedly walked behind the cash register, grabbed the money drawer and walked out when the clerk did not respond.
Indeed, accuracy wasn’t a great concern of early map-drawers.
The cocktails are top-drawer; the large-for- mat Yorkshires (15 pours for $60), a bargain.
The Community Catalyst TV ad, which targets four of the five senators (not Flake), begins with a scene of a young boy wheezing in his bedroom and his mother rushing to get his asthma medication from a bathroom drawer.
Some drawers that had been closed were open and a glass window to a gun-display case was broken, but none of the rifles inside were missing.
The typical Android back and app-drawer capacitive buttons are on either side of the physical home button/fingerprint sensor.
The master bedroom has an awesome river-rock fireplace, sitting area, and a huge custom walk-in closet complete with built in drawers.
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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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