- a tailless kite consisting of two or more light, box-shaped frames joined together, covered except at the ends and around the middle.
Origin of box kite
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for box kite
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
The trick with the dummy and the box-kite proved very effective, as far as Sid Joffy was concerned.The Motor Boys in the Clouds
The picture of aeroplanes at the close of this year recalls the Japanese box-kite.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.
Charles L. Graves
Their first machines depended for lateral stability on the vertical panels of the box-kite structure.The War in the Air; Vol. 1
A few hundred feet above the trees within the wall, a box-kite was straining at its rope in the rising gale.The Secret of the League
- a kite with a boxlike frame open at both ends
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