from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sealed container preserving articles and records of contemporary culture for perusal by scientists and scholars of the distant future.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sealed container, buried at some location, that contains records of contemporary life - to be rediscovered in the distant future.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. container for preserving historical records to be discovered at some future time


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