high·​boy | \ ˈhī-ˌbȯi How to pronounce highboy (audio) \

Definition of highboy

: a tall chest of drawers with a legged base

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Examples of highboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But whereas Johnson specialized in imagery meant to shock and titillate—typified by his AT&T Building of 1977–1984 in New York, a cartoon Chippendale highboy—Pei favored iconography that aimed to soothe and impress. Martin Filler, The New York Review of Books, "I.M. Pei: Establishment Modernism Lite," 24 May 2019 While across the hall stands a highboy with spindle legs that give away its age - sometime in the early 1700s. Joan Hunt, Courant Community, "Holidays Celebrated At Kellogg-Eddy House," 21 Dec. 2017 There was a stellar American highboy that came from her grandfather for the living room. Carrie Nieman Culpepper, House Beautiful, "Markham Roberts on Mixing Old and New," 4 Nov. 2013 Its main entrance, slapped onto the building's front, is a giant highboy. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Does new Chicago Apple store resemble a laptop? It wouldn't be the first building to hawk a product.," 23 June 2017 Add personal lifestyle objects: On a Craftsman highboy in the bedroom, Palmer has men's collar holders and painted glass jars that held cosmetics. Susan Green, OregonLive.com, "Portland-area pets for adoption July 11 (photos)," 11 July 2017 Broken English The taqueria's new Lincoln Park location has a dog-friendly patio seating 100 people at a mix of highboys and picnic tables. Adam Lukach And Samantha Nelson, chicagotribune.com, "100-plus Chicago patios and rooftops for summer eating and drinking," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of highboy

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Highboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highboy. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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