omnibus box

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Noun[edit]

omnibus box (plural omnibus boxes)

  1. (UK, dated) A large box in a theatre, level with the stage and having communication with it.
    • 1856, William Makepeace Thackeray, Novels by Eminent Hands: And Character Sketches
      You and he yawn together out of the same omnibus-box every night; you fancy yourselves men of pleasure; you fancy yourselves men of fashion; you fancy yourselves men of taste

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for omnibus box in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)