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drop box

noun, Textiles.
1.
a box for holding shuttles on a loom, as a box loom, used on either side of the race plate in weaving cloth having a variety of colors in the filling.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples from the web for drop box
  • For after hours filing, a drop box is located outside at the rear of the building adjacent to the handicap ramp.
  • For after hours filing, a drop box is located outside the building.
  • It is the second drop box to the left of the building entrance.
  • Payments placed in the drop box will be applied to your account on the next business day.
Contemporary definitions for drop box
noun

a secure container or receptacle for deposited, donated, or returned items; a receptacle where items may be dropped off; also written dropbox , drop-box

Examples

The videos are returned in a drop box.

noun

on a loom, the container holding shuttles for wefts of various colors

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