snuffbox

[ snuhf-boks ]
/ ˈsnʌfˌbɒks /

noun

a box for holding snuff, especially one small enough to be carried in the pocket.

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Origin of snuffbox

First recorded in 1680–90; snuff1 + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for snuffbox

snuffbox
/ (ˈsnʌfˌbɒks) /

noun

a container, often of elaborate ornamental design, for holding small quantities of snuff
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