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box stall

a room-sized stall, usually square, for a horse or other large animal.
Compare straight stall.
Origin of box stall
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then he was put in a box stall and given three sheaves of oats.

  • Speaking kindly to him, he turned him into a box stall and returned to the house.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • Jarvis spent the rest of the day, more or less, in the box stall.

  • The mustang arrived, was christened Apache, and assigned to a box stall.

    Much Ado About Peter Jean Webster
  • No horses were visible, but a box stall contained a cow and a calf.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • Some horses are so cranky that they should never be taken out of a box stall.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • A good practice is to keep the cow in a box stall 12 by 14 feet in size.

    A Living from the Land William B. Duryee
  • You 'n' me will just open that box stall and watch him kite out.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • In foals, it is best to give them the run of a box stall with the mother.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix
  • "There's a filly for yer life," exclaimed the Trainer, rapturously, as he opened gently the door of Lucretia's box stall.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser

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