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[wit-nis-boks] /ˈwɪt nɪsˌbɒks/
noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of witness-box
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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

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