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band +‎ box


bandbox (plural bandboxes)

  1. A box of lightweight construction (e.g. cardboard, thin wood) for carrying hats or other apparel items.
    Hypernym: box
    • 1836, Francis Egerton Earl of Ellesmere, Town and Country, page 6:
      There is a dangerous freshness in the hues / Of the new bonnets which that day produces / Bright from the bandbox, be they greens or blues; / The aspect of a new pelisse conduces / To gazings which the gazer often rues.
  2. A small baseball park conducive to scoring home runs.

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  • Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language. New York: Portland House, 1989. →ISBN.