pencil box

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. penchant,
  2. penchi,
  3. penché,
  4. pencil,
  5. pencil beam,
  6. pencil cedar,
  7. pencil crayon,
  8. pencil gate,
  9. pencil pusher,
  10. pencil skirt

Origin of pencil box

First recorded in 1905–10

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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