Meaning of “filing cabinet” in the English Dictionary

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"filing cabinet" in British English

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filing cabinetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪ.lɪŋ ˌkæb.ɪ.nət/ us /ˈfaɪ.lɪŋ ˌkæb.ɪ.nət/ UK US file cabinet

Examples from literature

  • In the quick glance she gave at her surroundings she was conscious only of the great mahogany desk at which he sat and behind it some filing cabinets and a huge safe, the outer doors of which stood open. 
  • She went to a tall walnut filing cabinet, and quickly returned with a note, which she thrust into Dundee's willing hands. 
  • The aged woman working at a filing cabinet turned quickly when she heard the voice of the inquirer. 
  • The room was cheaply furnished as an office, with a roll-top desk, a revolving chair, and a filing cabinet. 
  • These cards are then filed by case number in a regular filing cabinet. 

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

"filing cabinet" in American English

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filing cabinetnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑɪ·lɪŋ ˌkæb·ə·nɪt/

a file cabinet

(Definition of “filing cabinet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"filing cabinet" in Business English

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filing cabinetnoun [ C ]

uk us UK US file cabinet WORKPLACE

a large piece of furniture with drawers used for holding documents:

She went to the filing cabinet behind her desk and took out a folder.

(Definition of “filing cabinet” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)