witness stand

noun
the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court.
Also called, especially British, witness-box.


Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

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witness box or esp (US) witness stand
 
n
the place in a court of law in which witnesses stand to give evidence
 
witness stand or esp (US) witness stand
 
n

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Example sentences
She was asked, on the witness stand at her hearing, where she went to high
  school.
And the former governor finally makes good on his oft-repeated promise to face
  prosecutors from the witness stand.
The witness's name will be called and he/she will approach the witness stand.
During their testimony, they sit on the witness stand, facing the courtroom.
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