Definition of tea chest in English:

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tea chest

Pronunciation: /ˈtē ˌCHest/


A light metal-lined wooden box in which tea is transported.
Example sentences
  • When George Hepplewhite's The Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers Guide was published in 1788, a clear distinction was being made between a tea chest and a caddy.
  • I have a large cardboard box the size of a tea chest with an aperture in front which people can see through.
  • A huge cardboard box or wooden tea chest lined with papers would be suitable.

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Syllabification: tea chest

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