- a seat in a box at the theater, opera, etc.
Origin of box seat
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for box seat
But he saluted them with "Good morning all," and leapt to the box-seat with Crow.The Manxman
No, I will go with you and I will speak for the box-seat, if it is not engaged.Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer
Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
It was very wet, and so was I: for I had kept, according to custom, my box-seat.
However, Lawyer Jermyn had sat on that box-seat many and many a time.Felix Holt, The Radical
But he could not eliminate the man on the box-seat of the jigger-wagon.The Landloper
- a seat in a theatre box
- in the box seat British, Australian and NZ in the best position
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