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activation code a set of characters, consisting of numbers, letters, characters, or a combination of these, that is sent by a website to a user's email so that the website can verify the user's email address and comply with the user's request to begin a new service or change personal information. Once received, the user enters the code into the provided box on the website so that fulfillment of the user's request can begin.
aeolian harp a musical instrument consisting of an open box with gut strings stretched across it that produce rising and falling sounds when wind passes over them.
balance wheel a wheel that regulates the movement of parts of a mechanism, as in a watch or a music box.
bandbox a usu. cylindrical box of cardboard or thin wood, used to hold a hat or other clothing items.
box1 the amount contained in or the contents of a box; boxful. [3/9 definitions]
boxful the amount that a box can or does hold.
boxing1 an enclosure or casing resembling a box. [2/3 definitions]
box lunch an individual light meal, prepared and put in a box to be eaten later, as during travel or at a picnic.
box seat a seat in a box, usu. offering a better view and some privacy, in a theater, concert hall, stadium, or the like.
box supper a social and fund-raising occasion at which the participants bid for donated box lunches.
box turtle any of several North American land turtles with a hinged shell that can completely enclose the body; box tortoise.
boxwood the hard, fine-grained, light yellow wood of the box tree or shrub, used for rulers, wood engravers' blocks, musical instruments, and the like. [2 definitions]
boxy like a box, as in shape or confining quality.
caddy1 a small box or similar container, as for tea or pencils.
call box a box containing a telephone, posted on a street or highway, and used to make emergency calls. [1/2 definitions]
card file a shallow, usu. small box or drawer for index cards. [1/2 definitions]
carton a box made of thick paper, sometimes coated, or of plastic, made to hold one particular type of product. [2 definitions]
case2 a box and its contents, esp. a commercial product. [1/5 definitions]
casket a box in which a dead person is buried; coffin. [2/3 definitions]
chest a durable box with a lid and often with a lock, used for storage or shipping. [1/4 definitions]
coffin a rectangular box in which a dead person is buried or cremated.