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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. 2018.
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  • An ancient watchman was dozing in a sort of sentry box, but he did not wake.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was that of a sentinel in his sentry box, at the gate of the city.

    Rollo in Naples Jacob Abbott
  • The gray-coated guardian of the peace blinked at him from his sentry box.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • A sentry box or lookout was sometimes put at the top of the roof.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Down the path to the sentry box, right about, and back again.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair
  • He stepped back into the sentry box and spoke through a telephone.

    The Kingdom of the Blind E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • In a corner stood a wooden cabinet that resembled a sentry box on wheels.

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

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • If they unfasten these and bend them out they form the roof of the sentry box (Fig. 83).

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • In this interim I had got behind a sentry box, in the square, and the soldiers went past me.

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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