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Definition of "shoebox" [shoebox]

  • An oblong box, usually made of cardboard, for holding a pair of shoes. (noun)
  • Something resembling or suggestive of such a box, as a plain, rectangular building or a cramped room or dwelling. (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 "shoebox" in a sentence
  • "The shoebox is the most cost-effective tax-saving device ever invented."
  • "Inside the shoebox was a stack of letters in vellum envelopes addressed in a curt, clean handwriting that must have been his."
  • "What does the phrase "a shoebox in a Giant's closet" mean to you?"