Meaning of “drawer” in the English Dictionary

"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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(Definition of “drawer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)