Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A low tablelike chest of drawers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A low chest of drawers.
  • n. A type of semi-trailer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chest of drawers not more than four feet high; -- applied commonly to the lower half of a tallboy from which the upper half has been removed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Whig and Low-churchman.
  • n. A chest of drawers supported on short legs. See high-boy, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a low chest or table with drawers and supported on four legs

Etymologies

From low +‎ boy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the panel over the lowboy was a small painting, a foot broad and a foot and a half long.

    The Pagan Madonna

  • When called last week, Craig said he had just issued a six-axle "lowboy" truck, among the heaviest on the road, a speeding ticket for going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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  • I drove a lowboy truck with a Cat [Caterpillar] or a front loader on the trailer.

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  • People came and went, and Don pulled beer out of the lowboy behind the tasting bar and gave out excellent, hoppy California microbrews.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • Within a decade or so, Crate & Barrel server racks won't seem any more exotic than lowboy cabinets for flat-panel TVs.

    Mr. Mogul's Dream House

  • Killer market : a Deborah Knott mystery / Margaret Maron — A chilling misadventure begins when Deborah, hunting high and lowboy for lodging, is befriended by an eccentric old lady calling herself Mrs. Jernigan.

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  • I went back to the door, doused the light, and did a lowboy scan of the corridor.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • They don't have lowboy trailers like ours, and so their tanks have to do it all on their own.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • There was a silk robe in the drawer of the lowboy.

    Ship Of Magic

  • She placed it carefully upon the lowboy at the foot of the bed.

    Ship Of Magic

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