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box seat

a seat in a box at the theater, opera, etc.
Origin of box seat
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lots of chaps came dropping in to go, and every one wanted the box-seat.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees
  • No, I will go with you and I will speak for the box-seat, if it is not engaged.

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
  • There were but two men on the box-seat of the diligencia—the driver and a passenger seated by his side.

    Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories Henry Seton Merriman
  • However, Lawyer Jermyn had sat on that box-seat many and many a time.

  • Even before we could reach the platform, the carriage had whirled up there and Harrod sprang from the box-seat.

    Kitty's Conquest Charles King
  • But he could not eliminate the man on the box-seat of the jigger-wagon.

    The Landloper Holman Day
  • As he came into the yard, he had but to take the reins and gain the box-seat.

    The Crooked Stick Rolf Boldrewood
  • If the whip is placed across the toe-board no one can mount to the box-seat while it is there.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson
  • I've got you young people two places just behind the box-seat.

  • Well, this show's worth the box-seat prices we paid to get next to 'em.

    Travelers Five Along Life's Highway Annie Fellows Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for box-seat

box seat

a seat in a theatre box
(Brit & Austral, NZ) in the box seat, in the best position
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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