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shoebox

[shoo-boks] /ˈʃuˌbɒks/
noun
1.
an oblong cardboard box of a standard size used to package a pair of shoes for sale.
2.
any house, building, or other construction likened to a shoebox because of its shape or cramped area.
Also, shoe box.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; shoe + box1
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shoebox

n.

1860, from shoe (n.) + box (n.). In reference to a type of building from 1968.

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