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box seat

a seat in a box at the theater, opera, etc.
Origin of box seat
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He silently shook his head, and, mounting to the box seat, ordered the coachman to drive on.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
  • You wouldn't go out on the box seat of a brougham, would you?

    A Safety Match Ian Hay
  • Oldershaw had secured the box seat; we three took our places behind him.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • Our box seat was on top of a hill just back of Messines ridge.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • Suspend a box seat of wood or cardboard from each arm to complete the toy.

    Primary Handwork Ella Victoria Dobbs
  • On the box seat were two liveried coachmen, while behind rode the syces.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • He led her out to the carriage and watched it drive away, with Selby on the box seat.

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I looked longingly at the box seat, but he did not respond to the appeal.

    Selected Stories Bret Harte
  • Over the trench place a box seat 17 inches high, with holes having hinged covers.

    Campward Ho! Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for box seat

box seat

a seat in a theatre box
(Brit & Austral, NZ) in the box seat, in the best position
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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