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See also: lunch box


Alternative forms[edit]


lunch +‎ box


  • Hyphenation: lunch‧box


lunchbox (plural lunchboxes)

  1. A container for transporting meals, especially lunch.
  2. (slang) A person or object constantly at one's side (in the manner of a lunchbox).
  3. (British slang) The male genitals when enclosed in clothing.
  4. (Asia) A to-go lunch packaged in a disposable box.
  5. (computing, slang) A luggable; an early laptop computer, usually a unit with a handle and a fold-out keyboard.
    • 1988, PC Mag (volume 7, number 17, 11 October 1988, page 93)
      You'll find a mix among clamshell laptops for strong laps, lunchboxes, and sewing-machine configurations; the latter two designs typically have detachable keyboards.
    • 2004, Scott Mueller, Upgrading and Repairing Laptops (page 20)
      The performance difference between desktops and lunchboxes was practically nil.
  6. (slang) A simple transmitter used in phreaking.