box set

  1. a boxlike stage set consisting of flats that form the back wall, side walls, and often the ceiling, painted to represent the interior of a room.

Origin of box set

First recorded in 1885–90
  • Also called, especially British, box scene .

Words Nearby box set Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use box set in a sentence

  • After the plant has bloomed, the top may be cut down, and the box set in a cellar and kept moderately dry.

  • If you forgot, you were fined a trifle, which went to the box set aside for the help of the sailors' orphans.

    Jones of the 64th | F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • It rested on the brow of the mountain against the naked sky as impudently as a cracker-box set upon the dome of a great cathedral.

  • His business and stock-in-trade consist of a box set up on two wheels, and drawn by a good-natured yellow dog.

    Six Women and the Invasion | Gabrielle Yerta
  • To set a curb box some flat stones should be laid around the curb cock and the box set on these stones.

    Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble