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noun
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • But he saluted them with "Good morning all," and leapt to the box-seat with Crow.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • 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.

  • But he could not eliminate the man on the box-seat of the jigger-wagon.

    The Landloper

    Holman Day


British Dictionary definitions for box seat

box seat

noun
  1. a seat in a theatre box
  2. in the box seat British, Australian and NZ in the best position
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