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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

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

box1 US Thesaurus

a box of cigars

box2 US Thesaurus

he began boxing professionally

air-box US English

An air chamber. Now chiefly historical.

bat box US English

An insulated box designed for bats to roost in.

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

eye-box US English

A box that provides a means of viewing or observing in a particular way.

God-box US English

A thing or person imagined as containing God or a god; (formerly also depreciative) (probably) †a pyx; (slang) a church or other place of worship.

hot box US English

An overheated axle box or journal box

key box US English

Music a box-like compartment on various musical instruments in which the keys are housed.

mud-box US English

A box containing a coarse filter used to trap sediment in bilge water.

oil box US English

Christian Church a container for holy oil.

rag box US English

(Now chiefly North American) a box used for storing rags, especially worn-out clothes.

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

apple box US English

(More fully apple box tree) any of several Australian eucalypts (genus Eucalyptus), especially E. bridgesiana, which are thought to resemble the apple tree in some way.

axle box US English

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

base box US English

A box serving as the base of an object or structure.

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

body box US English

= brood box.

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

coal box US English

A box for holding coal for a (domestic) fire; a coal scuttle.

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

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