highboy
Noun

highboy (plural highboys)

  1. A tall chest of drawers raised up on high legs.
    • [https://web.archive.org/web/20060720154437/http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/iadfurn/iadfurn-18142.0.html (US) National Gallery of Art]
      During the Queen Anne period in America, the highboy attained its characteristic form. [...] The cabriole leg was a distinctive feature developed in the Queen Anne period; its shape repeats the S-curve that dominated all Queen Anne design.
  2. (dated) One who enjoys the high life.
  3. (dated) A political highflier.
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