Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A box used by women to hold their materials for sewing and the needlework itself when not too bulky.

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

  • noun A box for holding instruments or materials for work.

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

  • noun A toolbox.

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

  • noun container for holding implements and materials for work (especially for sewing)

Etymologies

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work +‎ box

Examples

  • Under the generic term of "workbox" the curios of the household associated with the industrial handiwork of former days may well be reviewed.

    Chats on Household Curios

  • The stool turned into a workbox, looking glass, desk and small set of drawers.

    When Two Makes Perfect

  • She closed the lid of the workbox as she rose to give him her hand.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • “I have something for you, Star,” Sharkey said, and he reached into the workbox he kept nearby.

    BLOWN AWAY!

  • She sat beside the fire and took up her workbox, preparing to finish sewing the braided trim on a sleeveless velvet jacket designed to accompany the new walking dress Claire had made for her.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • But his eye fell upon the workbox on the drum table beside the window.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • “I have something for you, Star,” Sharkey said, and he reached into the workbox he kept nearby.

    BLOWN AWAY!

  • He produced the required knight and got up from the ottoman, every muscle of his body straining towards the workbox on the drum table.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • Eugenie sewed without raising her head, and did not use the workbox which Charles had despised the night before.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • Her eyes were on Harry, then she turned aside to set down the workbox.

    A Wicked Gentleman

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