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n. Offensive Slang
A boom box.
(Electronics) informal a large portable cassette recorder or CD player with built-in speakers
1. a container, case, or receptacle, usu. rectangular, and often with a lid or cover.
2. the quantity contained in a box.
3. Chiefly Brit. a gift in a box.
4. a compartment for the accommodation of a small number of people, as in a theater.
5. a small enclosure in a courtroom for witnesses or the jury.
6. a small shelter: a sentry's box.
a. a small house or cottage, as for use while hunting: a shooting box.
b. a telephone booth.
8. sc box stall.
9. the box, television.
10. a part of a printed page containing material enclosed in a border, as an obituary or classified advertisement.
11. any enclosing, protective case or housing.
12. any of various spaces on a baseball diamond marking the playing positions of the pitcher, catcher, batter, or coaches.
13. Informal. boom box.
14. Slang. a coffin.
15. Vulgar Slang. the vagina or vulva.
16. the driver's seat on a coach.
17. the section of a wagon in which passengers or parcels are carried.v.t.
18. to put into a box.
19. to enclose or confine as if in a box (often fol. by in or up).
20. to furnish with a box.
21. to form into a box or the shape of a box.
22. to block so as to keep from passing or achieving a better position (often fol. by in).
23. to group together for consideration as one unit: to box bills in the legislature.
24. to enclose or conceal (a structure) as with boarding.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English, probably < Late Latin buxis, a reshaping of Latin pyxis; see pyx]
1. a blow with the hand or fist: a box on the ear.v.t.
2. to strike with the hand or fist, esp. on the ear.
3. to fight against (someone) in a boxing match.v.i.
4. to participate in a boxing match; spar.
[1300–50; Middle English; of uncertain orig.]
1. any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Buxus, esp. B. sempervirens, having shiny, elliptic, dark green leaves, used for ornamental borders and hedges and yielding a hard, durable wood.
2. any of various other shrubs or trees, esp. species of eucalyptus.
[before 950; Middle English, Old English < Latin buxus boxwood < Greek]
box the compass,
a. to recite the points of the compass in a clockwise order.
b. to make a complete turn or reversal.
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stereo, stereo system, stereophonic system, stereophony - reproducer in which two microphones feed two or more loudspeakers to give a three-dimensional effect to the sound
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech