box lunch
noun Date: 1890 a lunch packed in a container (as a box)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • box lunch — box lunches N COUNT A box lunch is food, for example sandwiches, which you take to work, to school, or on a trip and eat as your lunch. [AM] (in BRIT, use packed lunch) …   English dictionary

  • box lunch — box′ lunch′ n. cvb a lunch packed in a cardboard box • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • box lunch — n AmE a ↑lunch (=a meal eaten in the middle of the day) that you take to school or work with you in a ↑lunchbox British Equivalent: packed lunch …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • box lunch — ☆ box lunch n. an individual boxed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, etc., esp. as prepared by a caterer …   English World dictionary

  • box lunch — box ,lunch noun count AMERICAN a cold meal, such as sandwiches and fruit, that is given to someone to eat later, especially at a CONFERENCE or meeting …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • box lunch — a lunch or light meal packed in a cardboard box or similar container: Each student was given a box lunch to eat on the bus. [1945 50] * * * box lunch UK US noun [countable] [singular box lunch plural box lunches] american a cold meal, such as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • box lunch — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms box lunch : singular box lunch plural box lunches American a cold meal, such as sandwiches and fruit, that is given to someone to eat later, especially at a conference or meeting …   English dictionary

  • box lunch — a lunch or light meal packed in a cardboard box or similar container: Each student was given a box lunch to eat on the bus. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • box lunch — noun (C) AmE a lunch that you take to school or work with you in a lunchbox …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Box social — is a term with varying definitions in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. American usageA box social in the United States is a form of fundraiser, wherein donated lunch boxes are auctioned off for a cause (often a civic, church …   Wikipedia

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