hope chest definition

  • noun:
    • A chest used by a woman for clothes and family items, such as linens and gold, in expectation of marriage.
    • A box containing products, particularly clothing, dining table linens, towels, bed linens, and quilts, typically kept by unmarried ladies in expectation of future marriages or married resides.
    • upper body for storage space of clothing (trousseau) and family products in anticipation of relationship
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