Definition of tallboy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtôlˌboi/


1chiefly British A tall chest of drawers, typically one mounted on legs and in two sections, one standing on the other. Compare with highboy.
Example sentences
  • Maggie, I think, is curled up in the third drawer down of the tallboy.
  • The items included a tallboy at £3,400, a chest of two short and three long drawers at £1, 950, and a small blanket chest at £1, 250.
  • I have found myself pacing around trying but failing to find things to do to keep my mind occupied, occasionally popping into the nursery in a fatherly manner to make sure that the useless door hinge has not failed on the tallboy.
2North American A large can in which beer or another drink is sold, typically holding 16 or 25 fluid ounces: I was drinking a tallboy of Budweiser at the time

Words that rhyme with tallboy


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Syllabification: tall·boy

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