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

  • n. A stand or enclosed area in a courtroom from which a witness presents testimony.

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  • n. An enclosed area in a courtroom where witnesses give their evidence.

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

  • n. a box enclosure for a witness when testifying


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  • I leaned heavily on the burled edge of the witness stand and looked down with a mournful sigh.

    Courting Trouble

  • Lowrey had laughed all over again on the witness stand and said, Like, dug?

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • Clayton was referring to the evisceration of Dr. Morse on the witness stand in the St Agnes Hospital case.

    Mistress of Justice

  • I did the bereavement shuffle to the witness stand and handed an exhibit to Frankie Costello, a lump of a plant manager with a pencil-thin mustache.

    Courting Trouble

  • He slouches on the witness stand as Emma Wasserstein paces in front of him.


  • Lincoln's client went upon the witness stand and testified to the account he had against the defendant, gave the amount due after allowing all credits and set-offs, and swore positively that it had not been paid.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • LATE ONE SUMMER MORNING, one of Marijane Placek’s clients stepped up to the witness stand and began to tell a story so horrific that it left spectators in the courtroom gallery with their mouths agape.

    Defending the Damned


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