workbox

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

work +‎ box

Noun[edit]

workbox (plural workboxes)

  1. A toolbox; a container for the items needed to carry out a task.
    The sewing workbox held fabric, needles, notions, patterns, and other supplies.
  2. (figuratively) A set of skills and approaches.
    • 2009, Stephen Bowkett, Countdown to Creative Writing
      As with an understanding of the basic elements, knowing something of how sub-elements work gives insight into how stories generally are put together, thus adding another analytical tool to the pupils's [sic] mental workbox.

Hypernyms[edit]

  • (container for tools): box