base box


noun

a unit used in the sale of tin plate, equal to the total area of 112 sheets each measuring 14 by 20 inches (35 by 50 cm), or 31,360 square inches (196,000 sq. cm).

Nearby words

  1. basaltware,
  2. basanite,
  3. bascinet,
  4. bascule,
  5. base,
  6. base bullion,
  7. base camp,
  8. base community,
  9. base component,
  10. base deficit

Origin of base box

First recorded in 1920–25

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