box top



the top of a box; the upper portion of a boxed product, which may contain the expiration date, product identification, proof of purchase, or special voucher.

Origin of box top

1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for box-top

  • “I should move back to Oregon,” she said, dropping her slice back on the box-top.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
  • Thus it is evident that the small motion of the centre of the box-top is much increased at the spring extremity.

Word Origin and History for box-top



1937, American English, from box (n.1) + top (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper