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witness-box

[ wit-nis-boks ]
/ ˈwɪt nɪsˌbɒks /
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noun Chiefly British.

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Origin of witness-box

First recorded in 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for witness-box

witness box

esp US witness stand


noun

the place in a court of law in which witnesses stand to give evidence
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