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

  • n. A lightweight cylindrical box used to hold small articles of apparel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a box of lightweight construction (e.g. cardboard, thin wood) for carrying hats or other apparel items
  • n. a small baseball park conducive to scoring home runs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light box of pasteboard or thin wood, usually cylindrical, for holding ruffs (the bands of the 17th century), collars, caps, bonnets, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light box made of pasteboard or thin flexible pieces of wood and paper, for holding caps, bonnets, or other light articles of attire: so called because originally made to contain the starched bands commonly worn in the seventeenth century. See band, 3.

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

  • n. a light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire (especially hats)


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  • – "Dear Ma'am, and what's the matter?" says I. – "Matter enough, (says she) don't you see my bandbox is wet through, and my best bonnet here spoiled, besides my lady's, and all by the rain coming in through that gallery window, that you might have got mended if you'd had any sense, Thady, all the time we were in town in the winter."

    Castle Rackrent: An Hibernian Tale

  • The so-called Philadelphia bandbox was a tiny row house, ten to sixteen feet wide, built for renting to recent immigrants; on fashionable Society Hill the houses were wider and grander but were also built in rows.

    Living Smaller

  • "The best of it is, -- you will admit that this is neat, Fluffy, even if your slavery to the virtues compels your disapproval, -- the best of it is, the bandbox is the property of our Puggy."


  • Instead, since Sunday they've whittled five games off New York's seven-game National League East lead in an electric atmosphere at the bandbox which is Citizens Bank Park.

    Phillies working hard for a fairy tale ending

  • Four stout posts, much taller still than the "bandbox" itself, were set at equal distances around it, and their extremities were joined by stout beams which passed across over the top of the gasometer.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

  • Mr. Bantling, who was of a rather slow and discursive habit, relished a prompt, keen, positive woman, who charmed him with the spectacle of a brilliant eye and a kind of bandbox neatness, and who kindled a perception of raciness in a mind to which the usual fare of life seemed unsalted.

    Chapter XX

  • Mr. Bantling, who was of rather a slow and a discursive habit, relished a prompt, keen, positive woman, who charmed him by the influence of a shining, challenging eye and a kind of bandbox freshness, and who kindled a perception of raciness in a mind to which the usual fare of life seemed unsalted.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • He said this one's playing like a "bandbox," and that he'd told Mark Teixeira he should hit 50 home runs here.


  • Do you think anyone in the Dodgers dugout is complaining about Chavez Ravine and its "bandbox" dimensions after Victorino's linedrive homer cleared the rightfield fence?

    We Should Be GM's

  • "I am delighted with Rome -- as I would be with a bandbox, that is, it is a fine thing to see, finer than Greece; but I have not been here long enough to affect it as a residence, and I must go back to

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 4 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals


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