Part of speech: noun

A light round box as for carrying bonnets.

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Usage examples "bandbox":

  1. These passengers made a motley group: first came a stout American with two pretty daughters; then a young Frenchman and his valet; then a Sister of Charity draped in black, her close- fitting, white, starched cap and broad white collar framing her face, one hand clutching the rope rail as she stepped feebly toward the steamer, the other grasping a bandbox, her only luggage; next wriggled some college boys in twos and threes, and then the rest of the hurrying mass, followed close by a herd of emigrants crowding and stumbling like sheep, the men with pillow- case bundles over their backs, the women with babies muffled in shawls. - "The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. So Bobaday drew out a bandbox from under the back seat and helped grandma make the change. - "Old Caravan Days", Mary Hartwell Catherwood.
  3. In his polished rotundity he looked as if he had just stepped out of a bandbox. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.