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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.
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Origin of bandbox

First recorded in 1625–35; band2 + box1
Related formsband·box·i·cal, adjectiveband·box·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bandbox

Historical Examples

  • It was there this morning, and I saw her lassie going by with a bandbox in the middle of the day.

    Gilian The Dreamer

    Neil Munro

  • To send out a real gentleman like you—with a bandbox—in broad day!

  • For this reason they were disposed to guy us as bandbox soldiers.

  • Shut it up closely in a bandbox, and let it remain unopened for a fortnight.

  • When the dawn came, I put on my boots and went out to find the bandbox.

    Wandering Ghosts

    F. Marion Crawford


British Dictionary definitions for bandbox

bandbox

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