a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel.
an area or structure that is smaller in dimensions or size than the standard:
It’s easy to hit home runs out of this bandbox.
She looks as if she had just stepped out of a bandbox of last century, thought Mary.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 Lucy Maud Montgomery
He means to study for the ministry, and he has been lying by bandbox!
The World on Wheels and Other Sketches Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
The door was opened, and there stood a little girl with a bandbox and bundle.
Hot corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated Solon Robinson
With the bandbox in my hand, I descended the stairs, and paused in the hall to listen.
The Heroine Eaton Stannard Barrett
Polly carried the bandbox and bundle for them, and Betty took the box of ribbons.
A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
You’d have said he came direct from Piccadilly in a bandbox.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 67, No. 416, June 1850 Various
bandbox after bandbox appeared, and when Agamemnon sat down upon his the applause was immense.
The Peterkin Papers Lucretia P Hale
The bandbox is not the worst that may come to one—when one is born to it.
Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
Victorine muttered some unintelligible words, with her little bundle over her arm, like a milliner carrying a bandbox.
Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 Gustave Flaubert
According to all accounts, the studio itself must have been as close as a bandbox.
Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
a lightweight usually cylindrical box used for holding small articles, esp hats
A small or rural jail, esp one that seems easy to escape from
[1930s+ prison; fr the lightly built box formerly used by ladies to carry bits of finery]
- Band brake
a brake using a brake band.
- Band cell
band cell band cell n. Any of the blood granulocytic cells that have a densely staining unsegmented nucleus. Also called stab cell, staff cell.
to file with a file band on a band mill or band saw.
the leader of a musical band, especially a dance band. Contemporary Examples She was discovered in 1954 by bandleader Johhny Otis, who spotted her singing on a San Francisco street corner. Etta James, Who Blazed Trail for Women in R&B, Dead at 73 Christine Pelisek January 20, 2012 She was discovered in 1954 by bandleader […]