[ luhnch-boks ]
/ ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks /
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a small container, usually of metal or plastic and with a handle, for carrying one's lunch from home to school or work.
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Also called lunchpail, lunch·buck·et [luhnch-buhk-it]. /ˈlʌntʃˌbʌk ɪt/.
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How to use lunchbox in a sentence
Dick van Hoff x Thomas Eyck Canteen and Lunch Box Set, $299 at GSelect 2.The Daily Beast's 2013 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide|The Daily Beast|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was slight, wore a workman's overall suit, and he had a lunch box under his arm.
Something with the glint of bright steel flashed from the lunch box under the man's arm.
His idea of a lunch box was a jug or a rope to freeze soup onto like a candle.The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan|W. B. Laughead
Eugene had bought a lunch box and was carrying with him daily a delectable lunch put up under Mrs. Hibberdell's direction.
He had on his old peaked hat and carried his handsome leather lunch box jauntily in one hand.
British Dictionary definitions for lunchbox
/ (ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks) /
a container for carrying a packed lunch
British and Australian jocular a man's genitals
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