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box seat

noun
1.
a seat in a box at the theater, opera, etc.
Origin of box seat
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • And all this means, sonny, that you're to give up that box seat to HER.

  • The passenger who had had the box seat was standing near all the time.

    Marmaduke Merry William H. G. Kingston
  • Oldershaw had secured the box seat; we three took our places behind him.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • The preacher was the only man that could be seen when sitting in the box seat.

  • You wouldn't go out on the box seat of a brougham, would you?

    A Safety Match

    Ian Hay
  • Our box seat was on top of a hill just back of Messines ridge.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • On the box seat were two liveried coachmen, while behind rode the syces.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • I looked longingly at the box seat, but he did not respond to the appeal.

    Selected Stories Bret Harte
  • Can I get the box seat, do you think, if I pay extra for it?

    Penelope's Irish Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for box seat

box seat

noun
1.
a seat in a theatre box
2.
(Brit & Austral, NZ) in the box seat, in the best position
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