sentry box
noun Date: circa 1728 a shelter for a sentry on his post

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sentry box — sentry boxes also sentry box N COUNT A sentry box is a narrow shelter with an open front in which a sentry can stand while on duty …   English dictionary

  • Sentry box — Sentry Sen try, n.; pl. {Sentires}. [Probably from OF. senteret a little patch; cf. F. sentier path, and OF. sente. See {Sentinel}.] 1. (Mil.) A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel. [1913 Webster] 2. Guard; watch, as by a sentinel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sentry box — sentry ,box noun count a narrow shelter with an open front that a sentry stands in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sentry box — n. a small, boxlike structure serving as a shelter for a sentry on duty during bad weather …   English World dictionary

  • sentry box — n a tall narrow shelter with an open front where a soldier stands while guarding a building …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sentry box — noun a small shelter with an open front to protect a sentry from the weather • Hypernyms: ↑shelter * * * ˈsentry box f10 [sentry box sentry boxes] noun a small shelter for a ↑sentry to stand in …   Useful english dictionary

  • sentry box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sentry box : singular sentry box plural sentry boxes a narrow shelter with an open front that a sentry stands in …   English dictionary

  • sentry-box — see sentry box …   English dictionary

  • sentry box — sen′try box n. a shelter for a sentry • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • sentry box — a small structure for sheltering a sentry from bad weather. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

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