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"drawer" in British English

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drawernoun

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

"drawer" in American English

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drawernoun [C]

us   /drɔr, ˈdrɔ·ər/
a wide but not very deep container, open at the top, that is part of a piece of furniture and that a person can pull partly out from its front to put things in and then push back to make it even with the front of the furniture: I keep my socks in the bottom drawer of my dresser.
(Definition of drawer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"drawer" in Business English

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drawernoun [C]

uk   /drɔːr/ us  
BANKING the person who writes a cheque telling their bank to pay an amount of money to someone: Where a cheque was dishonoured, the payee had an immediate right of recourse against the drawer of the cheque.
FINANCE, COMMERCE the person who writes a bill of exchange telling someone to pay an amount of money at a stated time: You must state the name of the drawer of the bill - the exporter - followed by the amount in words specifying clearly the currency of the bill.
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Translations of “drawer”
in Korean 서랍…
in Arabic دُرْج…
in Malaysian laci…
in French tiroir…
in Russian выдвижной ящик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傢俱, 抽屜…
in Italian cassetto…
in Turkish çekmece…
in Polish szuflada…
in Spanish cajón…
in Vietnamese ngăn kéo…
in Portuguese gaveta…
in Thai ลิ้นชัก…
in German die Schublade…
in Catalan calaix…
in Japanese ひきだし…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家具, 抽屉…
in Indonesian laci…
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