- pertaining to or noting a very large retail store that does a high volume of business and usually has low prices: Big-box retailers claim that they create jobs and boost tax revenue.
Origin of big-box
First recorded in 1990–95
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Examples from the Web for big-box
She appeared to be just a happy American consumer out shopping at a big-box store.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks
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Going to Thanksgiving is like going to war; setting foot in a big-box store is like walking into World War Z.Walmart Lifts Black Friday’s Curse
November 26, 2014
In the 20th century, interstate highways provided the distribution networks for big-box retailers like Walmart.Electricity Superhighway
October 16, 2014
The big-box retailer wanted to build in a protected New Jersey forest.Why Is Walmart Paying Chris Christie's Pals?
February 18, 2014
He was making $14.25 an hour when he was fired, which is not a bad wage for a guy who moves boxes around at a big-box store.Walmart Protesters Tell One Story, and Employees Tell Another
September 5, 2013