sweatbox


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sweat·box

 (swĕt′bŏks′)
n.
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.

sweatbox

(ˈswɛtˌbɒks)
n
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

sweat•box

(ˈswɛtˌbɒks)

n.
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.
[1870–75]
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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