box lunch

noun

Definition of box lunch

: a lunch packed in a container (such as a box)

Examples of box lunch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those glasses will be filled during the post-hike box lunch served on the winery’s outdoor patios. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "6 Oregon wine events to celebrate September," 29 Aug. 2020 Along with dinner, the deli offers sack and box lunches, soups, bread, sweets and a handful of breakfast items. oregonlive, "Looking for comfort? These Oregon takeout options are sure to hit the spot: Gerry Frank’s picks," 2 May 2020 Most airlines have either stopped serving food or offer only a box lunch to cut back on the contact between passengers and flight attendants. Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, "Flying during coronavirus is nothing like it used to be. Who’s doing it?," 15 Apr. 2020 At UC Irvine, for instance, dining hall workers are now helping prepare box lunches for the broader community. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, "UC, the state’s 3rd largest employer, will not do layoffs through June amid coronavirus crisis," 2 Apr. 2020 The little traffic that's still left on East Market Street comes from the restaurants that can still do box lunches. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "She beat cancer, divorce and construction. Now coronavirus might shutter her NuLu business," 19 Mar. 2020 Participants can either bring a bag lunch or order a box lunch which will be delivered to the group before departing for the museum. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 4 Nov. 2019 Registration includes golf, box lunch, VIP bag drop-off and cart. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fishing club hosts fundraiser to benefit area Marines, youths," 9 Sep. 2019 Registration includes golf, box lunch, VIP bag drop-off and cart. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fishing club hosts fundraiser to benefit area Marines, youths," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of box lunch

1890, in the meaning defined above

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7 Sep 2020

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“Box lunch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/box%20lunch. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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