witness box

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witness box (plural witness boxes)

  1. (chiefly UK) A witness stand in a courtroom.
    • 1910, Henry Lawson, "The Rising of the Court",
      The same dingy court room, [] ; the royal arms above it [the bench] and the little witness box to one side, where so many honest poor people are bullied
    • 1920, A. E. W. Mason, The Summons, chapter XXXI:
      There's no lie Jenny Prask wouldn't tell to force Joan into the witness box.

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