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witness-box

[wit-nis-boks] /ˈwɪt nɪsˌbɒks/
noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of witness-box
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10
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  • The rector of St. —— came forward and took his place in the witness box.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • But we shall blow it all to smithereens when we get them in the witness box.

  • The constable who had been sent over from Lewes then stepped into the witness box.

    A Final Reckoning G. A. Henty
  • What if they should ever be forced into a witness box to confirm a libel on his personal character?

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • Burn that canvas, and you cut a sorry figure in the witness box.

  • I should be in the witness box, giving evidence for the defense.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
British Dictionary definitions for witness box

witness box

noun
1.
the place in a court of law in which witnesses stand to give evidence
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