breadbox

[ bred-boks ]
/ ˈbrɛdˌbɒks /

noun

an airtight, or nearly airtight, boxlike container, as of metal or plastic, for storing bread and other baked goods to keep them fresh.

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Example sentences from the Web for breadbox

  • He covered the kettle of potatoes and left them on the table, and put the biscuits in the breadbox.

    Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Suspend a shelf, breadbox or rack with wire around which is tied a piece of cotton cloth, saturated with a mineral oil.

  • Susan said, contentedly, as she ransacked the breadbox for crumbs.

    Saturday's Child|Kathleen Norris