Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of boxwood: as, “boxen hautboy,”
- Resembling box.
- adj. Made of boxwood.
- adj. Resembling box (the wood).
- n. computing, slang Multiple computers (or occasionally a single computer), especially those running UNIX.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Made of boxwood; pertaining to, or resembling, the box (Buxus).
- box + -en (plural marker) (Wiktionary)
“It's underwritten by MSFT and Intel, so Macs and Lin boxen aren't welcome.”
“Okay, I think that's all the boxen of books unpacked, and homes found for them.”
“I bought sandwich stuff for lunch, as rikibeth is coming back over today to wallow through more boxen.”
“The geek elite are working on their * Solaris and * BSD boxen. — james”
“Still, that's a fair number of games and people like some people I know can worry less about their aging win-boxen's hardware.”
“First boxen I administered for pay were SunOS, later Solaris, with a zombie army of Mac clients and Labtam hardware Xterms.”
“I don't deserve it inbox 35, todealbox 9, wonderlandbox 9, mailing list boxen 400+ but I'm going to have it anyway, because it's PRETTY.”
“Well that is the problem, Markus wants to have least boxen possible as i understand — i.e. less boxen less racks — less racks — less tech support”
“Barely even used, it requires far more upkeep than either my Mac or linux boxen.”
“FreeGeek, a Portland, OR nonprofit that fixes up old PCs, turns them into Linux boxen, and gives them away, was robbed this weekend.”
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The plural of ox is oxen. Therefore:
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