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Chest meaning

chest - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.
  2. 2. A coffin.
  3. 3. The part of the body inclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.
  4. 4. A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.
  5. 5. A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ.
  6. 6. To place in a coffin.
  7. 7. Strife; contention; controversy.
  8. 8. A large box; the body inside the breast; the thorax.

chest - examples of usage

  1. Before I could reply, Stubbins jumped up from his sea- chest. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. I got up from the chest, and went to the door, the other three following. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. I entered the fo'cas'le, through the port doorway, and went across to my chest, and sat down. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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