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.
- band·box·i·cal, adjective
- bandboxy, adjective
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How to use bandbox in a sentence
Victorine muttered some unintelligible words, with her little bundle over her arm, like a milliner carrying a bandbox.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 | Gustave Flaubert
Thy outward attractions, Amy, will not have lost much, when the blonds and satins are put into the bandbox.
"Oh, I've sat on my cake and mashed it," moaned Joyce, as she moved over to make a place for the dilapidated old bandbox.The Little Colonel's House Party | Annie Fellows Johnston
Almost without exception, they are tiny affairs, scarcely larger than the metaphorical bandbox.West Wind Drift | George Barr McCutcheon
Minty took the summer Sunday hat from its bandbox in the closet, and carefully abstracted the blue feather.
British Dictionary definitions for bandbox
a lightweight usually cylindrical box used for holding small articles, esp hats
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