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1. A box in which something, such as hides or fruit, is fermented by sweating.
2. Slang A confined place where a person sweats, especially:
a. An interrogation room.
b. A prison cell used for special punishment.


1. (Agriculture) a device for causing tobacco leaves, fruit, or hides to sweat
2. (Agriculture) a very small pen or cubicle where a pig is fattened intensively
3. (Law) informal chiefly US a narrow room or cell for a prisoner
4. informal any place where a person sweats on account of confinement, heat, etc



1. a sauna or other enclosure for sweating.
2. any uncomfortably warm room or place.
3. a box or cell in which a prisoner is confined as punishment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweatbox - small or narrow cell
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
2.sweatbox - a device that causes tobacco leaves or fruit or hides to sweat
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
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Nevertheless, no one was spared from the sweltering heat in that sweatbox as the air-conditioners were not working.
Peter Beardsley used to call our five-a-side pitch where he played countless times a sweatbox because of the way it dropped beneath the surface around it.
Most people would object to being made the slaves of even a kind and generous master who never used the whip or the sweatbox on them.
But, undeterred, the windmilling and kung-fu kicks continued to rain down as TRC meted out further punishment with Define Cocky, London's Greatest Love Story, the aptly-titled Sweatbox and the outstanding Go Hard Or Go Home.
At the end of the movie, the son hides in a sweatbox as part of the competition, until, according to his father's rules, all players have left the camp.
George carries a lot of weight and excuses can be made for his missed cut in the Malaysian sweatbox last week.
TREORCHY: Park And Dare Theatre (01443 773112), The Sweatbox.
The 26-year-old will have to endure temperatures of over 30 degrees and humidity of up to 90% while wearing his helmet and fire-resistant race suit, turning the cockpit of his F3 Dallara Mercedes into a sweatbox.
For that insubordination, Ryan's punishment is a long confinement in a sweatbox.