Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small, often decorated box with a hinged lid, used for carrying snuff.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A box for holding snuff, especially one small enough to be carried in the pocket. When it was customary to take snuff, as in the eighteenth century, a snuff-box was a common present, whether of good will or ceremony. On this account, and for personal display, these boxes were often made of the most costly materials, highly finished portraits were set in their lids, and settings of diamonds or pearls were not unknown. See also cut under niello.
  • noun A puffball: same as devil's snuff-box (which see, under devil). See also Lycoperdon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small box for carrying snuff about the person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small box or container to hold snuff or loose tobacco.

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

  • noun a small ornamental box for carrying snuff in your pocket

Etymologies

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snuff +‎ box

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