bandbox

[band-boks]
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noun
  1. a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel.
  2. 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 formsband·box·i·cal, adjectiveband·box·y, adjective
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bandbox

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