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sentry box

a small structure for sheltering a sentry from bad weather.
Origin of sentry box
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was shut off from communication with his wife and family, isolated in a little hut standing by the roadside, his sentry box.

    Civilization Ellen Newbold La Motte
  • The gray-coated guardian of the peace blinked at him from his sentry box.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • Hiding behind a sentry box he kept an eye on the doctor's house, but nothing out of the way happened.

    The Exploits of Juve Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
  • In a corner stood a wooden cabinet that resembled a sentry box on wheels.

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • On the loftiest point of Cape Diamond Carleton erected a mast, thirty feet high, with a sentry box at its top.

  • In the great chimney the sentry box is a place of absolute safety.

  • If they can project a spirit from that sentry box, it will be a miracle.

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • Louis' room had perhaps the same fatal effect as that sentry box.

  • There is a hedge around the fence and a sentry box at the entrance of the enclosure.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor Helen Leah Reed
  • We stopped for some time near the sentry box at the entrance, accustoming ourselves to the whirl and movement.

    Gold Stewart White
British Dictionary definitions for sentry box

sentry box

a small shelter with an open front in which a sentry may stand to be sheltered from the weather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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