bandbox
I. noun Date: 1631 1. a usually cylindrical box of cardboard or thin wood for holding light articles of attire 2. a structure (as a baseball park) having relatively small interior dimensions II. adjective Date: 1844 exquisitely neat, clean, or ordered as if just taken from a bandbox <
a bandbox perfection of appearance
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bandbox adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bandbox — may refer to: *The Band Box or bandbox, a nick name for the Baker Bowl and subsequently also for other small baseball fields * Bandbox , a novel by Thomas Mallon *Bandbox Plot, a 1712 attempt on the life of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford See also… …   Wikipedia

  • Bandbox — Band box (b[a^]nd b[o^]ks ), n. A light box of pasteboard or thin wood, usually cylindrical, for holding ruffs (the bands of the 17th century), collars, caps, bonnets, etc. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bandbox — [band′bäks΄] n. [orig. made to hold neckbands, or collars] a light, round box to hold hats, collars, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bandbox — See: LOOK AS IF ONE HAS COME OUT OF A BANDBOX …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bandbox — See: LOOK AS IF ONE HAS COME OUT OF A BANDBOX …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bandbox — bandboxical, adj. bandboxy, adj. /band boks /, n. 1. a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel. 2. an area or structure that is smaller in dimensions or size than the… …   Universalium

  • bandbox — See: look as if one has come out of a bandbox …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bandbox — /ˈbændbɒks/ (say bandboks) noun 1. a light box usually of cylindrical pasteboard or thin wood, originally for holding a hat, collars, etc. –phrase 2. come (or step) out of a bandbox, to be especially well and smartly dressed …   Australian English dictionary

  • bandbox — n. a usu. circular cardboard box for carrying hats. Phrases and idioms: out of a bandbox extremely neat. Etymology: BAND(1) + BOX(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bandbox — noun a) a box of lightweight construction (e.g. cardboard, thin wood) for carrying hats or other apparel items b) a small baseball park conducive to scoring home runs Syn: band box …   Wiktionary

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