witness stand


the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court.

Nearby words

  1. witling,
  2. witloof,
  3. witness,
  4. witness box,
  5. witness corner,
  6. witness-box,
  7. wits,
  8. witsie,
  9. witt,
  10. witt, jan de

Origin of witness stand

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

Also called, especially British, witness-box.

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