noun Chiefly British.

Origin of witness-box

First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for witness-box

Historical Examples of witness-box

  • In the witness-box a young man was standing, and his head was down.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • He was in the witness-box, and felt that one syllable might place him in the dock.

  • The crown lawyers will have you up in the witness-box till they've drained you dry.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • RUTH comes into court, and takes her stand stoically in the witness-box.

  • Once there was an old lady of a “hard” type in the witness-box in an American city.


    Charles Godfrey Leland