To box off

to divide into tight compartments.
(Naut.) to turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback.

See also: Box, Box

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Sheldon looked to box off the back foot, while Vale pressed and the Leamington teenager's better finish appeared to give him the edge.
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