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witness stand

the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court.
Also called, especially British, witness-box.
Origin of witness stand
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And then, as if they had been on the witness stand, he looked searchingly at Linda.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I'd have to go on the witness stand and then Laviny'd find out how I—Oh, oh, oh!

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The witness stand stood almost in the middle of the court-room.

  • Detectives were crowding round the witness, and had lifted him from the witness stand.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • He may despise him in his heart but he'll protect him on the witness stand.

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart

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