band box

bandbox

[band-boks]
noun
1.
a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel.
2.
an area or structure that is smaller in dimensions or size than the standard: It's easy to hit home runs out of this bandbox.

Origin:
1625–35; band2 + box1

bandboxical, adjective
bandboxy, adjective
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bandbox (ˈbændˌbɒks)
 
n
a lightweight usually cylindrical box used for holding small articles, esp hats

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