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witness-box

[wit-nis-boks]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. witness stand.
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Origin of witness-box

First recorded in 1800–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for witness-box

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Memoirs

    Charles Godfrey Leland