From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Furniture
drawerdrawer /drɔː $ drɒːr/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 1 chest_drawers.jpg DHFpart of a piece of furniture, such as a desk, that you pull out and push in and use to keep things in She took a file from her desk drawer. The scissors are in the kitchen drawer (=drawer in a piece of kitchen furniture).top/bottom/right-hand/left-hand drawer He opened the top drawer of his desk, and took out a brown envelope.sock/cutlery drawer (=one for keeping socks, or knives, forks etc in) bottom drawer, chest of drawers, top-drawer2 drawersCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + drawer the top/bottom/middle drawerHe opened the bottom drawer and got out a T-shirt.a desk/table/dresser etc drawerThe passports are in my desk drawer.a kitchen drawer (=in a piece of kitchen furniture)There's some string in that kitchen drawer.a sock/underwear/cutlery etc drawer (=containing socks, underwear etc)He hid the gun in his sock drawer.the right-hand/left-hand drawerHave you looked in the left-hand drawer?verbsopen a drawerJonathan opened the drawer and took out a fork.pull open/pull out a drawer (=open it)He pulled open drawers until he found the papers.close/shut a drawerShe shut the drawer and locked it with a small key.go through/look through/search through drawers (=try to find something by looking in drawers)I've been through all my drawers and I can't find it.rummage/rifle through drawers (=search in them by moving things around in an untidy way)Someone had been in my bedroom and rummaged through my drawers.
Examples from the Corpus
drawerHe next heard her walking very rapidly in her bedroom, shoeless, but thumping quickly, opening closets and drawers.I continued my search, working with delicacy, leaving the contents of each drawer undisturbed.He reached toward the bottom right-hand drawer.From the hardware drawer in the kitchen I equipped myself with a hammer, a chisel, and a mean-looking screwdriver.He finished shaving, wrapped his razor in a towel and put it in his drawer.He glanced up as she came in and swept everything back into the drawer.In the centre of the desk, above the leg space, was a thin drawer he had overlooked.A white petticoat, black stockings and white drawers lay over outer clothes.sock/cutlery drawerHe made piles of quarters in his sock drawer when he emptied his pockets at night.The pull-out cutlery drawer can be lifted out for easy unloading.He wedged the knife upright in the cutlery drawer while jamming it shut with one knee.I tell you what, while you're on your feet, get me the cutlery drawer out and the metal polish.
From King Business Dictionarydrawerdraw‧er /ˈdrɔːəˈdrɒːər/ noun [countable]BANKING1a person who writes a cheque and so gives an instruction to his or her bank to pay a sum of money to someone2refer to drawer written abbreviation R/D words written by a bank on a cheque that has not been paid, usually because there is not enough money in the account of the person who wrote it3a person who signs a BILL OF EXCHANGE that gives an instruction to another person to pay a sum of money at a particular timeOrigin drawer (1500-1600) DRAW1