American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A box or case for a hat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A box in which a hat is kept or carried, often of stout leather and approximately of the shape of the hat.
- n. A small light trunk, nearly cubical in shape, containing a tray or compartment for a hat or bonnet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A box for a hat.
- n. a round piece of luggage for carrying hats
- hat + box (Wiktionary)
“She and Margie then went to the spare bedroom, where Myra pulled a long flat garment box and a hatbox from the closet.”
“The Lolita Pomegranate Margarita and Martini glasses are sold individually, for about $25 each, and they come in beautiful "hatbox" - style packaging that needs no wrapping.”
““Such a well-appointed room,” Miss Osborne commented, stepping around a ribboned hatbox as if she were avoiding a pile of dog waste.”
“A hatbox, a jewelry box, and three bags have joined the shoebox.”
“An antique leather hatbox has found new life as a drinks table.”
“Albert carried Sue May's hatbox and carpetbag, and I struggled from the first with my Samsonite.”
“Taking the hatbox and carpetbag, she went back on the trail, a receding frail figure in a burgundy dress.”
“Helen has lived in her hatbox of a house for nearly three-quarters of a century.”
“A few towels and athletic supporters were draped over hooks, a hatbox rested next to a mitt on the top shelf, and a dark suit was neatly hung in the back corner.”
“Alma noticed the hatbox the girls had intended for her sitting on top of a beautiful cherry-wood dresser.”
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NB: this list being not limited to haberdashery in the strictest sense, but also including items of the milliner's trade, the mercer's trade, and the tailor's trade, it is to be noted that I just r...
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