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Drawers in a library card catalog.



drawer ‎(plural drawers)

  1. An open-topped box that can be slid in and out of the cabinet that contains it, used for storing clothing or other articles.
  2. Agent noun of draw; one who draws.
    • 2012 August 28, Manny Fernandez, “Federal Court Finds Texas Voting Maps Discriminatory”, NYTimes.com:
      Lawyers for Mr. Abbott argued that the maps were drawn to help Republicans maintain power but not to discriminate, and that drawers did not know where district offices were located.
    • 2014 January 25, Gordon Rayner, “Wanted: discreet drawer of royal bath: Buckingham Palace is seeking a housekeeping assistant for H team – just don't volunteer to change the light bulbs [online version: Wanted: an enthusiastic and proactive individual to run the Queen’s bath, 24 January 2014]”, in The Daily Telegraph[1], page 9:
      Wanted: discreet drawer of royal bath [title] ... [T]he successful applicant for the role of "housekeeping assistant" mus also be prepared for rather less conventional tasks; such as running the Queen's bath and cleaning her priceless antiques.
  3. An artist who primarily makes drawings.
  4. (banking) One who writes a bank draft, check/cheque, or promissory note.
  5. A barman; a man who draws the beer from the taps.
  6. Someone who taps palm sap for making toddy.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 4, in Pulling the Strings:
      A turban and loincloth soaked in blood had been found; also a staff. These properties were known to have belonged to a toddy drawer. He had disappeared.

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