1) A set or series of similar objects, especially those crafted so that a smaller one can fit into one that is next in size.
1461 1 nest cofers, Hull
1489-90 8 nest countours, Hull
1524 I will my wif enyoye to hir owne use my nest of my goblettes, Guisborough
1531 a nest of bollis of silver with one covering, Wilton
1567 One nest of goblets with a cover, Richmond
1617 a nest of baskets, Ripley
1693 3 nests of boxes Ł1 10, Selby.