window box
noun Date: circa 1885 a box designed to hold soil for growing plants at a windowsill

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Window box — Window Win dow, n. [OE. windowe, windoge, Icel. vindauga window, properly, wind eye; akin to Dan. vindue. ????. See {Wind}, n., and {Eye}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • window box — window boxes N COUNT A window box is a long narrow container on a shelf at the bottom of a window and is used for growing plants. Syn: flower box …   English dictionary

  • window box — n. 1. a long, narrow box on or outside a window ledge, for growing plants 2. one of the channels along the sides of a window frame for containing the weights that counterbalance the sash …   English World dictionary

  • window box — n a long narrow box in which you can grow plants outside your window …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • window box — ► NOUN ▪ a long narrow box in which flowers and other plants are grown on an outside window sill …   English terms dictionary

  • window box — window ,box noun count a long narrow container for growing plants outside a window …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • window box — noun a long narrow box for growing plants on a windowsill (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑box * * * noun, pl ⋯ boxes [count] : a long, thin box that is usually hung on the outside of a building beneath a window and that is used as a container for flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • window box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms window box : singular window box plural window boxes a long narrow container for growing plants on the shelf outside a window …   English dictionary

  • window box — win′dow box n. a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window …   From formal English to slang

  • window box — 1. a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window. 2. a hollow space in a window frame for a sash weight. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • window box — /ˈwɪndoʊ bɒks/ (say windoh boks) noun 1. a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window. 2. one of the vertical hollows at the sides of the frame of a window, for the weights counterbalancing a sliding sash …   Australian English dictionary

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