box seat
noun Date: 1842 1. box II,4b 2. a. a seat in a box (as in a theater or grandstand) b. a position favorable for viewing something

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  • box seat — box′ seat′ n. sbz a seat in a box at the theater, opera, etc • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • box seat — n. a seat in a box at a theater, stadium, etc …   English World dictionary

  • box seat — seat in a theater box, seat with a good view of a performance or sporting event …   English contemporary dictionary

  • box seat — noun 1. a special seat in a theater or grandstand box • Hypernyms: ↑seat • Part Holonyms: ↑box, ↑loge, ↑grandstand, ↑covered stand 2. the driver s seat on a coach an armed guard sat in the box with the driver …   Useful english dictionary

  • box seat — /bɒks ˈsit/ (say boks seet) noun 1. a seat in a theatre box, etc. 2. the driving seat of a horse drawn coach: *There were about twenty passengers aboard – inside, on the box seat, on the tail board, and hanging on to the roof –henry lawson, 1901 …   Australian English dictionary

  • box seat — a seat in a box at the theater, opera, etc. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • in the box seat — in the ˈbox seat idiom (AustralE, NZE, informal) in a position in which you have an advantage Main entry: ↑box seatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • box — 1. noun /bɒks,bɑːks/ a) A cuboid container, usually with a hinged lid. a box of books b) As much as fills a such a container. Im really in a box now. Syn: case, package …   Wiktionary

  • box — Synonyms and related words: Christmas present, archives, armory, arsenal, attic, auditorium, award, bag, balcony, bank, barrel, basement, basket, battle, bay, bin, birthday present, blind alley, blip, blockhouse, blow, bonded warehouse, bookcase …   Moby Thesaurus

  • box — box1 [bäks] n. [ME & OE, a container, box < VL buxis < L buxus, boxwood < Gr pyxos] 1. any of various kinds of containers, usually rectangular and lidded, made of cardboard, wood, or other stiff material; case; carton 2. the contents or… …   English World dictionary

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