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window box

noun
1.
a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window.
2.
a hollow space in a window frame for a sash weight.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples from the web for window box
  • If you live in a city, you might have a window box or a pot of tomatoes on your balcony.
  • Soak three blocks of florist's foam in a bucket of water, then set them on plastic trays inside the window box.
  • Plant them in a window box with stock for twice the spice.
  • Even if the only green space you have at your home is a window box, you can still be a gardener.
  • Moldy rooms should be exhaust ventilated with large window box fans to dry out water absorbed into building surfaces.
  • Build the current chute by filling the bottom holes in the window box if there are any.
  • Bugs and fungus would grow in the wet pad or in the drainage under a window box.
  • The window box below will appear, asking you to confirm that you want to exit the course.
  • We had no refrigerator, only a window box to use in the winter.
  • Many of us will be planning and planting a vegetable or flower gardens or both, or even an herb garden in a balcony window box.
British Dictionary definitions for window box

window box

noun
1.
a long narrow box, placed on or outside a windowsill, in which plants are grown
2.
either of a pair of vertical boxes, attached to the sides of a sash window frame, that enclose a sash cord and counterbalancing weight
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