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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 Korean 서랍…
in Arabic دُرْج…
in French tiroir…
in Turkish çekmece…
in Italian cassetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傢俱, 抽屜…
in Russian выдвижной ящик…
in Polish szuflada…
in Spanish cajón…
in Portuguese gaveta…
in German die Schublade…
in Catalan calaix…
in Japanese ひきだし…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家具, 抽屉…
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