Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

drop box

See more synonyms for drop box on Thesaurus.com
noun Textiles.
  1. 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.
Show More

Origin of drop box

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for drop-box

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5

    Various