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noun [countable] cupboard pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌbə(r)d/
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  1. 1
    a tall piece of furniture, usually attached to a wall and used for storing things, with shelves inside and one or two doors at the front

    a kitchen cupboard

    the cupboard door

  2. 2
    British a very small room with no windows used for storing things. The American word is closet

    the cupboard under the stairs

    cupboard space (=space for storing things in cupboards):

    The house has plenty of cupboard space.



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