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drawer

noun uk   /drɔːr/  us   /drɑː/

drawer noun (FURNITURE)

A2 [C] a box-shaped container, without a top, that is part of a piece of furniture. It slides in and out to open and close and is used for keeping things in: I keep my socks in the bottom drawer. He rummaged through his desk drawer trying to find a pen.
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drawer noun (CLOTHES)

drawers [plural] old-fashioned →  underpants
Translations of “drawer”
in Arabic دُرْج…
in Korean 서랍…
in Malaysian laci…
in French tiroir…
in Turkish çekmece…
in Italian cassetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傢俱, 抽屜…
in Russian выдвижной ящик…
in Polish szuflada…
in Vietnamese ngăn kéo…
in Spanish cajón…
in Portuguese gaveta…
in Thai ลิ้นชัก…
in German die Schublade…
in Catalan calaix…
in Japanese ひきだし…
in Indonesian laci…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家具, 抽屉…
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