a box for holding shuttles on a loom, as a box loom, used on either side of the race plate in weaving cloth having a variety of colors in the filling.
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How to use drop box in a sentence
In 1760 Robert Kay invented the drop box, by which different shuttles carrying different colors of thread were employed.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century. | Edward W. Byrn
The front end of the feed rod is supported in a drop box q, and is splined to allow the worm k to travel upon it.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II | Joshua Rose
It is true that both the fly-shuttle and drop-box had been invented by that time, but the loom was still worked by human power.