American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A container in which baked goods are stored to maintain their freshness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a container used to store breads or cake, to keep them fresh.
- n. a container used to keep bread or cake in
“It's called a breadbox on wheels, a glorified golf cart.”
“The breadbox is our meeting place, and we spend hours just sitting there talking about what to do, or meeting and going somewheres.”
“John Brennan, the president's top counterterrorism adviser, said the packages containing explosives, which he compared in size to a "breadbox," were undergoing forensic analysis, and the inquiry was at an early stage.”
“If you're short on cabinet space, a breadbox is a great countertop storage solution because it holds a lot but keeps things organized and out of the way. ”
“Once Marcarelli and Williford had settled on the script, Marcarelli and his production company put together the money to make the film "It was less than a million and bigger than a breadbox," Marcarelli says, which they shot in 17 days in Guildford, where Marcarelli still has a house.”
“And within that breadth exists both breath and bread, something maybe important, for flash is certainly bigger than a breath and smaller than a breadbox, and the point is what?”
“This past decade, as cell phones became smaller than a breadbox, roaming charges started disappearing, and U.S. penetration neared 89%, the long distance charges faded away all together.”
“And a box smaller than a breadbox can power a HOME.”
“I stared at the dead plant on the shelf above the breadbox.”
“The CIA grad first transformed nutty wheat into fat, salt-topped focaccia at Chestnut and dreams of applying artisanal, back-to-basics foodstuffs far beyond the breadbox.”
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