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hatbox

[hat-boks] /ˈhætˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a case or box for a hat.
Origin of hatbox
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; hat + box1
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  • Moya produced from her hatbox a gray sombrero and put it on the table.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • My flat was searched and the necklace was found in my hatbox.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • At most not more than a good-sized bag or valise and perhaps a hatbox.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • A hatbox is a box for carrying a hat, a red-haired man is a man with red hair.

    Compound Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • But whether you bought or not you took with you out of Sophy Decker's shop something more precious than any hatbox ever contained.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber
  • The dwarf's strong arms carried her modest trunk up the stairs as easily as if it had been a hatbox.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • Up goes Tom, the guard catching his hatbox and holding on with one hand, while with the other he claps the horn to his mouth.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes
  • These rouleaux were then put neatly in cigar boxes and distributed between a travelling trunk, a Gladstone bag, and a hatbox.

  • She got up on the edge of her bed and, lifting the cover from the hatbox, she took a prolonged look at its contents.

    Yekl Abraham Cahan
  • The man civilly lifted the hatbox from the seat, and made room for his enforced companions.

    Peter Ruff and the Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for hatbox

hatbox

/ˈhætˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a box or case for a hat or hats
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