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sentry box

  1. a small structure for sheltering a sentry from bad weather.
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Origin of sentry box

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for sentry box

Historical Examples

  • "It fits you like a sentry-box," said Maurice, as he surveyed me with a lantern.

    Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)

    Charles Lever

  • I stood in the companion as in a sentry-box, with my eyes just above the cover.

    The Frozen Pirate

    W. Clark Russell

  • He disappeared in a little structure that was no larger than a sentry-box.

  • There was no sentry-box at the place where I had broken through.

  • You see there is a red-coat with his sentry-box at either corner.


    Frederic S. Cozzens

British Dictionary definitions for sentry box

sentry box

  1. a small shelter with an open front in which a sentry may stand to be sheltered from the weather
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