breakfront

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English[edit]

A breakfront bookcase.

Etymology[edit]

break +‎ front

Noun[edit]

breakfront (plural breakfronts)

  1. (chiefly attributive) Any piece of furniture (especially a bookcase or cabinet) that has a central section that projects farther forward than the other sections.
    • 1991, Stephen King, Needful Things:
      Quickly, she began to tear off slips of pink paper and tape them to things — the refrigerator, the stove, the telephone which hung on the kitchen wall by the garage doorway, the breakfront in the dining room.