- a small box used like a ditty bag.
Origin of ditty box
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Examples from the Web for ditty box
If there is a thief on board, no man's ditty-box will be safe.Fighting in Cuban Waters
I reckon that I cleared a good bit more over that ditty-box.
I had the corners of that ditty-box off as soon as Isaac had gone for the night.
Hoang returned to the forecastle-hatch and went below, groping under his bunk in his ditty-box.Moran of the Lady Letty
It warned me against keeping "a ditty-box that others have a better claim to, and is like to cost you dear."