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bandbox

[ band-boks ]
/ ˈbændˌbɒks /
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noun

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.

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Origin of bandbox

First recorded in 1625–35; band2 + box1

OTHER WORDS FROM bandbox

band·box·i·cal, adjectivebandboxy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bandbox

bandbox
/ (ˈbændˌbɒks) /

noun

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