low·​boy ˈlō-ˌbȯi How to pronounce lowboy (audio)
: a chest or side table about three feet (one meter) high with drawers and usually with cabriole legs

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Illustration of lowboy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sam swung the lowboy (the undercounter refrigerators by our knees) open, frantically looking for more raw fish. Fatima Ali, Bon Appétit, 12 Oct. 2022 The warm croquettes are pulled off the salad and the plates of lettuce go back in the lowboy refrigerators to chill. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 16 Oct. 2017 A letter painting by the late poet and artist Rene Ricard, who was a friend of Nicholas's, hangs above a Queen Anne lowboy in the entry. Vicky Lowry, ELLE Decor, 11 Dec. 2015 Movers loaded it only a lowboy trailer and pulled it to ITD headquarters at 3311 W. State. in West Boise. Anna Webb, idahostatesman, 23 June 2017 On Thursday, it was carried ceremoniously on the back of a lowboy truck to the semicircular driveway in front of the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta Life, ajc, 5 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lowboy was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Lowboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowboy. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


low·​boy ˈlō-ˌbȯi How to pronounce lowboy (audio)
: a chest of drawers about three feet (one meter) high with long legs

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