dog box

  1. Australian informal a compartment in a railway carriage with no corridor

  2. NZ informal disgrace; disfavour (in the phrase in the dog box)

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How to use dog box in a sentence

  • Charles did not, this time, make his journey in the dog-box.

  • Flew at the porter fellow when he was put into the dog-box, and flew at the guard when he was taken out.

    Little Dorrit | Charles Dickens
  • Oswald told her in one calm word which he was, and then Pincher rolled madly out of a dog-box almost into his arms.

    New Treasure Seekers | E. (Edith) Nesbit
  • He swung a swag on to the platform, shouldered it, pulled out a billy and water-bag, and then went to a dog-box in the brake van.

    While the Billy Boils | Henry Lawson
  • That ass must needs go dragging him out of the dog-box or something, that's all.

    The Tree of Knowledge | Mrs. Baillie Reynolds