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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: 'small room', from Old North French cabine 'room for gambling'


Related topics: House, Government
cab‧i‧net S2 W2 [countable]
1 also Cabinet [also + plural verb] British EnglishPG the politicians with important positions in a government who meet to make decisions or advise the leader of the government:
a cabinet meeting
a member of the Cabinet
2DHH a piece of furniture with doors and shelves or drawers, used for storing or showing things [= cupboard]:
the medicine cabinet

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