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[shoo-boks] /ˈʃuˌbɒks/
an oblong cardboard box of a standard size used to package a pair of shoes for sale.
any house, building, or other construction likened to a shoebox because of its shape or cramped area.
Also, shoe box.
1855-60; shoe + box1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for shoebox
  • So far this has kept images small: they are rarely bigger than a shoebox.
  • Has pockets all over and can fit in half the size of a shoebox when folded.
  • They quickly developed a shoebox-sized prototype capable of detecting toxins, including ricin and anthrax.
  • It means keeping my family photos in a shoebox rather than displaying them on shelves in my home, so friends don't ask about them.
  • The shoebox of data is more valuable to the customer as it becomes larger.
  • Use the clay to form a coastal landscape in the bottom of the shoebox.

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