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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 ​deepcontainer, ​open at the ​top, that is ​part of a ​piece of ​furniture and that a ​person can ​pullpartly out from ​itsfront 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   us   /drɔːr/
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 ​statedtime: 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)
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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“drawer” in British English

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