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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Box Box, n.; pl. Boxes [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b["u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See Pyx, and cf. Box a tree, Bushel.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes. 2. The quantity that a box contain. 3. A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement. Laughed at by the pit, box, galleries, nay, stage. --Dorset. The boxes and the pit are sovereign judges. --Dryden. 4. A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a poor box; a contribution box. Yet since his neighbors give, the churl unlocks, Damning the poor, his tripple-bolted box. --J. Warton. 5. A small country house. ``A shooting box.'' --Wilson. Tight boxes neatly sashed. --Cowper. 6. A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box. 7. (Mach) (a) An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing. (b) A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works; the bucket of a lifting pump. 8. The driver's seat on a carriage or coach. 9. A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift. ``A Christmas box.'' --Dickens. 10. (Baseball) The square in which the pitcher stands. 11. (Zo["o]l.) A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue. Note: Box is much used adjectively or in composition; as box lid, box maker, box circle, etc.; also with modifying substantives; as money box, letter box, bandbox, hatbox or hat box, snuff box or snuffbox. Box beam (Arch.), a beam made of metal plates so as to have the form of a long box. Box car (Railroads), a freight car covered with a roof and inclosed on the sides to protect its contents. Box chronometer, a ship's chronometer, mounted in gimbals, to preserve its proper position. Box coat, a thick overcoat for driving; sometimes with a heavy cape to carry off the rain. Box coupling, a metal collar uniting the ends of shafts or other parts in machinery. Box crab (Zo["o]l.), a crab of the genus Calappa, which, when at rest with the legs retracted, resembles a box. Box drain (Arch.), a drain constructed with upright sides, and with flat top and bottom. Box girder (Arch.), a box beam. Box groove (Metal Working), a closed groove between two rolls, formed by a collar on one roll fitting between collars on another. --R. W. Raymond. Box metal, an alloy of copper and tin, or of zinc, lead, and antimony, for the bearings of journals, etc. Box plait, a plait that doubles both to the right and the left. Box turtle or Box tortoise (Zo["o]l.), a land tortoise or turtle of the genera Cistudo and Emys; -- so named because it can withdraw entirely within its shell, which can be closed by hinged joints in the lower shell. Also, humorously, an exceedingly reticent person. --Emerson. In a box, in a perplexity or an embarrassing position; in difficulty. (Colloq.) In the wrong box, out of one's place; out of one's element; awkwardly situated. (Colloq.) --Ridley (1554)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coupling Coup"ling (-l?ng), n. 1. The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union. 2. (Mach.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a shaft coupling, which connects the ends of shafts. Box coupling, Chain coupling. See under Box, Chain. Coupling box, a coupling shaped like a journal box, for clamping together the ends of two shafts, so that they may revolve together. Coupling pin, a pin or bolt used in coupling or joining together railroad cars, etc.



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