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box1 US English

A container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid

box2 US English

Fight an opponent using one’s fists; compete in the sport of boxing

box3 US English

A slow-growing European evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy dark green leaves. It is often grown as a hedge and for topiary

box4 US English

Recite the compass points in correct order

box1 US Thesaurus

a box of cigars

box2 US Thesaurus

he began boxing professionally

box someone out in box1 US English

Block an opponent from an area by the position of one’s body

box someone out US English

Block an opponent from an area by the position of one’s body

the box in box1 US English

Television or a television set

boxed in box1 US English

Put in or provide with a box

box tree in box3 US English

A slow-growing European evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy dark green leaves. It is often grown as a hedge and for topiary

boxwood in box3 US English

The hard, heavy wood of the box tree, formerly widely used for engraving and for musical instruments

Box in Box and Cox US English

Used to refer to an arrangement whereby people make use of the same accommodation or facilities at different times, according to a strict arrangement

big box US English

A very large store that sells goods at discount prices, especially one specializing in a particular type of merchandise

box pew US English

An old-fashioned church pew enclosed by wooden partitions

box set US English

A set of related items, typically books or recordings, packaged together in a box and sold as a unit

box van US English

A van with rigid sides

hot box US English

An overheated axle box or journal box

red box US English

A box, typically covered with red leather, used by a Minister of State to hold official documents

toe box US English

A piece of stiffened material between the lining and the toecap of a shoe

axle box US English

(On a railway vehicle) a metal enclosure within which the end of an axle revolves

black box US English

A flight recorder in an aircraft

blue box US English

An electronic device used to access long-distance telephone lines illegally

boom box US English

A portable sound system, typically including radio and cassette or CD player, capable of powerful sound

box beam US English

Another term for box girder.

box elder US English

An American maple of damp soils that has leaves resembling the ash and green or purplish twigs

box kite US English

A tailless kite in the form of a long box open at each end

box lunch US English

An individual lunch carried in a box rather than a bag

box pleat US English

A pleat consisting of two parallel creases facing opposite directions and forming a raised section in between

box plot US English

A simple way of representing statistical data on a plot in which a rectangle is drawn to represent the second and third quartiles, usually with a vertical line inside to indicate the median value. The lower and upper quartiles are shown as horizontal lines either side of the rectangle

box room US English

A very small room used for storage or as a bedroom

box score US English

The tabulated results of a baseball game or other sporting event, with statistics given for each player’s performance

box seat US English

A seat in a box in a theater or sports stadium

box stall US English

An enclosed area in a barn in which a single animal can move around freely

box step US English

A dance step in which the feet describe the form of a square or rectangle

call box US English

A roadside telephone for use only in an emergency

coin box US English

A public telephone operated by inserting coins

combo box US English

A type of dialogue box containing a combination of controls, such as sliders, text boxes, and drop-down lists

cool box US English

A rigid insulated container for keeping food and drink cool

deed box US English

A strongbox for keeping deeds and other documents

drop box US English

(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

feed box US English

An open container in which food for animals is placed

fuse box US English

A box housing the fuses for circuits in a building

glory box US English

A box for a woman’s clothes and household items, stored in preparation for marriage

glove box US English

another term for glove compartment.

green box US English

A set of farming subsidies in the EU that do not affect production levels or prices

idiot box US English

A television set

jewel box US English

A storage box for a compact disc

juice box US English

A small disposable carton containing a single serving of fruit juice or fruit drink

jury box US English

A segregated area in which the jury sits in a court of law


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