pencil box


a shallow covered box, usually of pasteboard, for holding pencils and crayons: used by children as an item of school equipment.

Origin of pencil box

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pencil box

  • Who's that one in the green jersey who sat by the window and dropped her pencil-box?

    A Fortunate Term|Angela Brazil
  • Everything in her pencil-box was examined, and laid back with care, the slate-rag folded and tucked under the moist sponge.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona|Annie Fellows Johnston