Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

box top

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
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
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for box-top

Word Value for box

12
13
Scrabble Words With Friends