Drawer

Drawer

[drawr for 1, 2; draw-er for 3–6]

A drawer is a piece of furniture that is most often shaped as a short, wide topless box and is used for storage. It is generally stored within another, larger piece of furniture (such as a dresser), and may be pulled out from it partway to access its contents, as in a chest of drawers. Many drawers have pulls, handles, or knobs to facilitate pulling them out from the enclosure.

Most older or inexpensive furniture and cabinets use wooden sliders, upon which the drawer slides as it is opened or closed. Wood slides are lubricated with paraffin wax. Newer furniture and cabinets may use plastic friction sliders, or more elaborate bearings sliders, which will provide smoother operation with less binding.

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