box stall


: an individual enclosure within a barn or stable in which an animal may move about freely without a restraining device

Examples of box stall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In her box stall on 52nd Street, Mr. Fintzi’s shaggy draft horse Stella, a Chicago carriage horse until that city banned the practice in 2020, nibbled hay on a recent afternoon. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of box stall was in 1863

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“Box stall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

box stall

: a four-sided enclosure within a barn or stable in which an animal can move around freely
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