bandbox

bandbox
n. a usu. circular cardboard box for carrying hats.
Phrases and idioms:
out of a bandbox extremely neat.
Etymology: BAND(1) + BOX(1)

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  • Bandbox — may refer to: *The Band Box or bandbox, a nick name for the Baker Bowl and subsequently also for other small baseball fields * Bandbox , a novel by Thomas Mallon *Bandbox Plot, a 1712 attempt on the life of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford See also… …   Wikipedia

  • Bandbox — Band box (b[a^]nd b[o^]ks ), n. A light box of pasteboard or thin wood, usually cylindrical, for holding ruffs (the bands of the 17th century), collars, caps, bonnets, etc. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bandbox — [band′bäks΄] n. [orig. made to hold neckbands, or collars] a light, round box to hold hats, collars, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bandbox — I. noun Date: 1631 1. a usually cylindrical box of cardboard or thin wood for holding light articles of attire 2. a structure (as a baseball park) having relatively small interior dimensions II. adjective Date: 1844 exquisitely neat, clean, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bandbox — See: LOOK AS IF ONE HAS COME OUT OF A BANDBOX …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bandbox — See: LOOK AS IF ONE HAS COME OUT OF A BANDBOX …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bandbox — bandboxical, adj. bandboxy, adj. /band boks /, n. 1. a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel. 2. an area or structure that is smaller in dimensions or size than the… …   Universalium

  • bandbox — See: look as if one has come out of a bandbox …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bandbox — /ˈbændbɒks/ (say bandboks) noun 1. a light box usually of cylindrical pasteboard or thin wood, originally for holding a hat, collars, etc. –phrase 2. come (or step) out of a bandbox, to be especially well and smartly dressed …  

  • Bandbox Plot — The Bandbox Plot of November 4, 1712 was an attempt on the life of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, the then British Lord Treasurer, which was foiled by the perspicacity of Jonathan Swift, who happened to be visiting the Earl of Oxford.A bandbox… …   Wikipedia

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