[ band-boks ]
/ ˈbændˌbɒks /


a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel.
an area or structure that is smaller in dimensions or size than the standard: It's easy to hit home runs out of this bandbox.

Origin of bandbox

First recorded in 1625–35; band2 + box1

Related forms

band·box·i·cal, adjectiveband·box·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bandbox


/ (ˈbændˌbɒks) /


a lightweight usually cylindrical box used for holding small articles, esp hats
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