hope chest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hope chestnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   US old-fashioned (UK bottom drawer)
clothes, ​sheets, etc. that a ​young woman ​traditionallycollects for use after she is ​married: Kate's ​grandmother gave her a ​quilt for her ​hopechest.
(Definition of hope chest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 嫁妆, 嫁妆箱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嫁妝, 嫁妝箱…
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