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chestnoun [C]

uk   us   /tʃest/
  • chest noun [C] (BODY PART)

B2 the ​upperfrontpart of the ​body of ​humans and some ​animals, between the ​stomach and the ​neck, ​containing the ​heart and ​lungs: He was ​shot in the chest at ​pointblankrange. He ​folded his ​arms across his chest. His ​shirt was ​open to the ​waistrevealing a very hairy chest. She went to the ​doctorcomplaining of chest pains.

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(Definition of chest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chest" in American English

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chestnoun [C]

 us   /tʃest/
  • chest noun [C] (BODY PART)

the ​upperfrontpart of the ​body of humans and some ​animals, between the ​stomach and the ​neck, ​enclosing the ​heart and ​lungs: He ​folded his ​armsacross his chest.
  • chest noun [C] (BOX)

a ​large, ​strongbox, usually made of ​wood, which is used for ​storingvaluablegoods or possessions or for ​moving possessions from one ​place to another
(Definition of chest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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