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noun [C] uk   us   /tʃest/

chest noun [C] (BODY PART)

B2 the upper front part of the body of humans and some animals, between the stomach and the neck, containing the heart and lungs: He was shot in the chest at point blank range. He folded his arms across his chest. His shirt was open to the waist revealing a very hairy chest. She went to the doctor complaining of chest pains.
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chest noun [C] (BOX)

C2 a large strong box, usually made of wood, used for storing goods or possessions or for moving possessions from one place to another: Her books and clothes were packed into chests and shipped across to Canada.
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