box kite

noun

Definition of box kite

: a tailless kite consisting of two or more open-ended connected boxes

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First Known Use of box kite

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Box kite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/box%20kite. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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