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Topic: FURNITURE

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: DRAW1

drawer

noun
     
drawer
drawer S3 [countable]
1DHF part of a piece of furniture, such as a desk, that you pull out and push in and use to keep things in:
She took a file from her desk drawer.
The scissors are in the kitchen drawer (=drawer in a piece of kitchen furniture).
top/bottom/right-hand/left-hand drawer
He opened the top drawer of his desk, and took out a brown envelope.
sock/cutlery drawer (=one for keeping socks, or knives, forks etc in)
2

drawers

[plural]DCC old-fashioned underwear that women and girls wear between their waist and the tops of their legs [= knickers]
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