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window box

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noun
  1. a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window.
  2. a hollow space in a window frame for a sash weight.
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Origin of window box

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for window box

Historical Examples

  • And Kay kicked the window-box, and knocked two roses from the rose-bush.

    Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)

    Various

  • And to our great joy the window-box was in position when we got home again.

  • At any rate it was clearly proved that the window-box had fallen.

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann

  • The window-box had fallen to the ground, and had put the burglar to flight—that is, if there had been one.

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann

  • I invest in the plants that are told me to be best adapted to window-box culture.

    Amateur Gardencraft

    Eben E. Rexford


British Dictionary definitions for window box

window box

noun
  1. a long narrow box, placed on or outside a windowsill, in which plants are grown
  2. either of a pair of vertical boxes, attached to the sides of a sash window frame, that enclose a sash cord and counterbalancing weight
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