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Definition of "bandbox" [band•box]

  • A lightweight cylindrical box used to hold small articles of apparel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bandbox" in a sentence
  • "– "Dear Ma'am, and what's the matter?" says I. – "Matter enough, (says she) don't you see my bandbox is wet through, and my best bonnet here spoiled, besides my lady's, and all by the rain coming in through that gallery window, that you might have got mended if you'd had any sense, Thady, all the time we were in town in the winter.""
  • "The so-called Philadelphia bandbox was a tiny row house, ten to sixteen feet wide, built for renting to recent immigrants; on fashionable Society Hill the houses were wider and grander but were also built in rows."
  • ""The best of it is, -- you will admit that this is neat, Fluffy, even if your slavery to the virtues compels your disapproval, -- the best of it is, the bandbox is the property of our Puggy.""