1(In weaving) a box situated on either side of the race plate of the loom that is designed to hold shuttles and to bring bobbins of colored thread in line as desired.
- His son Robert continued the Kay family tradition by inventing the 'drop-box' in 1769.
2A secured receptacle into which items such as returned books or videotapes, payments, keys, or donated clothing can be deposited.
- I stopped to drop off some of my friend's clothes in the clothing drop box and realized that I was too short to push the bags all the way in.
- The evidence then is secured in the locked drop box.
- I wish there was a book drop box closer, since we have a box of those to get rid of too!
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