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witness-box

[wit-nis-boks] /ˈwɪt nɪsˌbɒks/
noun, Chiefly British
Origin of witness-box
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • On a form below the witness box there was something covered with a white sheet.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • But we shall blow it all to smithereens when we get them in the witness box.

  • Lady Ruth raised her veil, and looked at him from the witness box.

    The Malefactor E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • What if they should ever be forced into a witness box to confirm a libel on his personal character?

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • Then Bella and her aunt were questioned, and Tunks was also put in the witness box.

    The Solitary Farm Fergus Hume
  • I should be in the witness box, giving evidence for the defense.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
British Dictionary definitions for witness box

witness box

noun
1.
the place in a court of law in which witnesses stand to give evidence
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