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box kite

noun

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


box kite

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of box kite1

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Example Sentences

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

He was the originator of the familiar “box-kite,” which flies so steadily even in a strong breeze.

It still had its “box-kite” tail and its upright curtains between the main planes.

The air caught under the forward box-kite arrangement, and the airship slid upward in a long, graceful curve.

There were two sets of rudders, though one, as has been explained, was more like a big box-kite than a rudder.

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