Definitions

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  • n. A box in which eggs are packaged, usually made from cardboard shaped into a number of separate cups that hold individual eggs.

Etymologies

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egg box

Examples

  • He had a handheld black plastic device the size of an eggbox called a Phrasealator.

    Boing Boing: March 30, 2003 - April 5, 2003 Archives

  • Most recently he played one of the inner circle of MI6 spooks in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, who convene in a sort of orange eggbox to play out a series of thrillingly tense scenes.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The court heard that Holding kept the drug in an eggbox and delivered it during his milk round to 17 customers.

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  • The court heard that Holding kept the drug in an eggbox and delivered it during his milk round to 17 customers

    ITN Headlines

  • You might think that these were snappers (as these are definitely present that far north), but witnesses say that the animals were just too big for that (you’d also think they’d report the distinctive eggbox-like carapace knobs, but no details on that).

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • I am in the middle of decorating and i am trying to figure out how to put the tv on the wall, the wall is between the front room and the hallway and it is 10mm plasterboard with eggbox backing (about 35mm) and then the 10mm plasterboard that is in the hall, i have cut a few holes and there doesnt seem to be any wooden supports, just the plasterboard which seems to be just one piece?!!?

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