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  1. a box to hold instruments and materials for work, especially needlework.
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Origin of workbox

First recorded in 1805–15; work + box1
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Examples from the Web for workbox

Historical Examples of workbox

  • You touched a spring in its waistband and it flew open, and then it was a workbox.

    Life and Death of Harriett Frean

    May Sinclair

  • She poured the gruel into a bowl, and then went over to her workbox.

  • She took a letter from the lid of her workbox, and handed it to him.

  • Miss Snow has probably lost the key of the workbox you gave her.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope

  • She took Reuben's picture from the window, and laid it on her workbox.