Meaning of “chest of drawers” in the English Dictionary

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"chest of drawers" in English

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chest of drawersnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌtʃest əv ˈdrɔːz/ us /ˌtʃest əv ˈdrɔːrz/ US also bureau

Examples from literature

  • And my gloves are in that box on the chest of drawers—the white pair. 
  • Oh, Martin, she whispered, lifting her eyes to his picture on her chest of drawers—"I wish I could feel you close." 
  • She got up and took from the chest of drawers the first pile of dusters to be hemmed. 
  • The chest of drawers—an incongruous article of furniture for what seemed to be a dining-room—as being the nearest and best lighted object received most of my attention. 

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

"chest of drawers" in American English

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chest of drawersnoun [ C ]

/ˈtʃest əv ˈdrɔrz, ˈdrɔ·ərz/ also bureau, /ˈbjʊər·oʊ/

a piece of furniture with drawers in which you keep things such as clothes

(Definition of “chest of drawers” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)