oxford views updated May 18 2018
draw·er / ˈdrô(ə)r/ •
n. 1. a boxlike storage compartment without a lid, made to slide horizontally in and out of a desk, chest, or other piece of furniture.2. (drawers) dated or humorous underpants.3. a person who draws something, in particular: ∎ a person who writes a check. ∎ a person who produces a drawing or design. ∎ archaic another term for tapster.DERIVATIVES: draw·er·ful / -ˌfoŏl/ n. (pl. -fuls) .
oxford views updated Jun 27 2018
receptacle sliding in and out of a table frame, etc. XVI. f. DRAW
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gale views updated May 18 2018
A person who orders a bank to withdraw money from an account to pay a designated person a specific sum according to the term of a bill, a check, or a draft. An individual who writes and signs acommercial paper, thereby becoming obligated under its terms.