Definition of drawer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  1. 1  
    BrE BrE//drɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//drɔːr//
    a part of a piece of furniture such as a desk, used for keeping things in. It is shaped like a box and has a handle on the front for pulling it out. in the top/middle/bottom drawer of the desk the kitchen drawer (= the one in the kitchen) see also chest of drawers, top drawer See related entries: Furniture
  2. 2
    BrE BrE//ˈdrɔːə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɔːər//
    (formal) a person who writes a cheque a cheque bearing the signature of the drawer
  3. Extra examples He pushed the drawer shut with a bang. He put the letters in the drawer. She pulled open the second drawer down to find the money had gone. She reached into the drawer and found the key to the safe. She took the gun from the drawer. What do you think you are doing, rummaging through my drawers? a desk with two deep drawers either side
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drawer