from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small shelter for a posted sentry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small house or box to cover a sentinel at his post, and shelter him from the weather.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of box or booth intended to give shelter to a sentinel in bad weather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small shelter with an open front to protect a sentry from the weather
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I was all the time faithfully steering by the sign of the tobacco shop, and the shop with the jumping-jack in the window, and the garden with the iron fence, and the sentry box opposite a drug store, and all the rest of my landmarks, as carefully entered on my mental chart the day before.
Just ahead to the south on the other side of Ann Street, I noticed that everyone passing glanced into what looked like a seven-foot-high, extremely narrow sentry box with a gabled roof.