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bandbox

[band-boks] /ˈbændˌbɒks/
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
1625-1635
1625-35; band2 + box1
Related forms
bandboxical, adjective
bandboxy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bandboxical

bandbox

/ˈbændˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a lightweight usually cylindrical box used for holding small articles, esp hats
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Slang definitions & phrases for bandboxical

bandbox

noun

A small or rural jail, esp one that seems easy to escape from

[1930s+ prison; fr the lightly built box formerly used by ladies to carry bits of finery]


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