box seat

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box seat (plural box seats)

  1. A seat among a group of seats in an enclosure, as at a theater or stadium.
    He's got a box seat. We're in the bleachers.
  2. (idiomatic) A favorable vantage point.
    His desk afforded him a box seat to see who spoke to whom at the watercooler.
  3. (historical) A coachbox.