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box kite

  1. a tailless kite consisting of two or more light, box-shaped frames joined together, covered except at the ends and around the middle.
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Origin of box kite

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples

  • Now you'll catch it,' I said, as the herald gusts set the big drum rolling down the street like a box-kite.

    A Diversity of Creatures

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The trick with the dummy and the box-kite proved very effective, as far as Sid Joffy was concerned.

  • The picture of aeroplanes at the close of this year recalls the Japanese box-kite.

  • Their first machines depended for lateral stability on the vertical panels of the box-kite structure.

  • A few hundred feet above the trees within the wall, a box-kite was straining at its rope in the rising gale.

British Dictionary definitions for box kite

box kite

  1. a kite with a boxlike frame open at both ends
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