a container, case, or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard, etc., and often with a lid or removable cover. the quantity contained in a box: She bought a box of candy as a gift. Chiefly British. a gift or present: a Christmas box. post-office box. a compartment or section in a public place, shut […]
Railroads. a completely enclosed freight car. boxcars, a pair of sixes on the first throw of the dice in the game of craps. Informal. extremely or disproportionately large: The business had boxcar profits during its first year. Historical Examples Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas Andersonville, Volume 4 John McElroy The Delta of the Triple Elevens […]
a member of an organization of boys (Boy Scouts) founded in England in 1908 by Lieut. Gen. Sir Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, that seeks to develop certain skills in its members, as well as character, self-reliance, and usefulness to others. (lowercase) a member of any similar society elsewhere. (lowercase) Sometimes Disparaging. a person whose deeds, […]
boy scouts of america Note: The Scout Law lists twelve characteristics a Boy Scout should have: to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.