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ballot box

a receptacle for voters' ballots.
a system or instance of voting by ballot.
Origin of ballot box
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Governor remained true to his pledge of protecting the ballot-box.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858 John William Burgess
  • These funds have been used to corrupt the ballot-box and the law-makers of the country.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • The majesty or the meanness of a person comes out at the ballot-box more than anywhere else.

  • Agitation is the method that plants the school by the side of the ballot-box.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
  • She sent forth hordes to mob printing-presses, overawe the ballot-box, substitute the bowie-knife and revolver for the civil law.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Were the Boers to lose by the ballot-box the victory which they had won by their rifles?

    The War in South Africa Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The officers went up in rotation and each with his back to the company placed a ball of the colour he chose in the ballot-box.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • It is our fathers, brothers, husbands and sons, who represent us at the ballot-box.

  • Beeten in the field, we must fight it out at the ballot-box.

    Swingin Round the Cirkle. Petroleum V. Nasby
British Dictionary definitions for ballot-box

ballot box

a box into which ballot papers are dropped after voting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for ballot-box

ballot box

Related Terms

stuff the ballot box

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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