Definition of cajón
1 Southwest : a narrow gorge with vertical sides : box canyon
2 [Spanish] : a Spanish and Spanish-American method of construction in which walls are made of mud rammed into a narrow boxlike frame and allowed to harden
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Origin and Etymology of cajón
American Spanish, from Spanish, big box, augmentative of caja box, from Latin capsa
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