lunchbox

[ luhnch-boks ]
/ ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks /
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noun

a small container, usually of metal or plastic and with a handle, for carrying one's lunch from home to school or work.

Nearby words

  1. lunation,
  2. lunch,
  3. lunch counter,
  4. lunch hour,
  5. lunch meat,
  6. lunchbucket,
  7. luncheon,
  8. luncheon club,
  9. luncheon meat,
  10. luncheon voucher

Origin of lunchbox

First recorded in 1860–65; lunch + box1

Also called lunchpail, lunch·buck·et [luhnch-buhk-it] /ˈlʌntʃˌbʌk ɪt/.

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Examples from the Web for lunchbox

  • Sour pickles were added to these when he filled Cis's lunchbox, which closely resembled a camera.



British Dictionary definitions for lunchbox

lunchbox

/ (ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks) /

noun

a container for carrying a packed lunch
British and Australian jocular a man's genitals
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