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- a shallow covered box, usually of pasteboard, for holding pencils and crayons: used by children as an item of school equipment.
Origin of pencil box
First recorded in 1905–10
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for pencil box
Who's that one in the green jersey who sat by the window and dropped her pencil-box?
Everything in her pencil-box was examined, and laid back with care, the slate-rag folded and tucked under the moist sponge.