- 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
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Examples from the Web for bandbox
It was there this morning, and I saw her lassie going by with a bandbox in the middle of the day.Gilian The Dreamer
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.Under the Stars and Bars
Walter A. Clark
Shut it up closely in a bandbox, and let it remain unopened for a fortnight.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
When the dawn came, I put on my boots and went out to find the bandbox.Wandering Ghosts
F. Marion Crawford
- a lightweight usually cylindrical box used for holding small articles, esp hats
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