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noun British.

a storage room, especially one for trunks, suitcases, etc.

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Origin of box room

First recorded in 1925–30
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Example sentences from the Web for box room

  • That night Hildebrand secretly slept in the boxroom, on a pile of newspapers, with a rag-bag and a hearthrug over him.

  • Looking out of the boxroom window was like looking down on the top of a green forest, Phyllis always thought.

  • Within was a pitch-dark cupboard-like boxroom, hot, stuffy, and smelling of dust and old leather.

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British Dictionary definitions for box room

boxroom
/ (ˈbɒksˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

a small room or large cupboard in which boxes, cases, etc, may be stored
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