highboy definition

  • noun:
    • A tall dresser split into two parts and supported on four legs.
    • A tall dresser lifted through to large legs, starting with the simpler William and Mary form of the belated seventeenth century, culminating into the late baroque eighteenth century Queen-Anne style, progressing to the very early Georgian design, with an ornate top and considerable carvings; often known as a tallboy. United states examples tend to be highly prized by enthusiasts.
    • One who life large; also, in politics, a highflyer.
    • a type of tall dresser, with drawers up to close or above eye amount and fouyr feet during the base; it is divided into reduced and top areas, using the reduced area notably larger than the upper; also called a tallboy. Compare lowboy.
    • a serious Tory and High-churchman, designed to prefer Jacobitism.
    • A tall dresser supported on legs from 18 inches to 2 foot high. Those on shorter feet are known as low-boys.
    • a tall dresser divided into two parts and supported on four feet

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