[ band-boks ]
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  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

Other words from bandbox

  • band·box·i·cal, adjective
  • bandboxy, adjective

Words Nearby bandbox Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bandbox in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bandbox


/ (ˈbændˌbɒks) /

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

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