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sentry box

noun
1.
a small structure for sheltering a sentry from bad weather.
Origin of sentry box
1695-1705
1695-1705
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  • He was shut off from communication with his wife and family, isolated in a little hut standing by the roadside, his sentry box.

    Civilization Ellen Newbold La Motte
  • The gray-coated guardian of the peace blinked at him from his sentry box.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • Hiding behind a sentry box he kept an eye on the doctor's house, but nothing out of the way happened.

    The Exploits of Juve Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
  • In a corner stood a wooden cabinet that resembled a sentry box on wheels.

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • On the loftiest point of Cape Diamond Carleton erected a mast, thirty feet high, with a sentry box at its top.

  • Louis' room had perhaps the same fatal effect as that sentry box.

  • If they can project a spirit from that sentry box, it will be a miracle.

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • In the great chimney the sentry box is a place of absolute safety.

  • There is a hedge around the fence and a sentry box at the entrance of the enclosure.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor Helen Leah Reed
  • We stopped for some time near the sentry box at the entrance, accustoming ourselves to the whirl and movement.

    Gold Stewart White
British Dictionary definitions for sentry box

sentry box

noun
1.
a small shelter with an open front in which a sentry may stand to be sheltered from the weather
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