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box top

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noun
  1. the top of a box; the upper portion of a boxed product, which may contain the expiration date, product identification, proof of purchase, or special voucher.

Origin of box top

1935–40
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Examples from the Web for box-top

Historical Examples

  • “I should move back to Oregon,” she said, dropping her slice back on the box-top.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • Thus it is evident that the small motion of the centre of the box-top is much increased at the spring extremity.


Word Origin and History for box-top

n.

1937, American English, from box (n.1) + top (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper