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box top

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “I should move back to Oregon,” she said, dropping her slice back on the box-top.


    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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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