from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A witness stand.
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- n. A witness stand in a courtroom.
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- n. a box enclosure for a witness when testifying
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"You fought badly because you did not show your own nature sufficiently; you did not use your brains in the witness box and alas --" I did not continue; the truth was I was filled with fear; for I suddenly realised that he had shown more courage and self-possession in the Queensberry trial than in the trial before Mr. Justice Charles when so much more was at stake; and I felt that in the next trial he would be more depressed still, and less inclined to take the initiative than ever.