checkbox

noun
check·​box | \ ˈchek-ˌbäks How to pronounce checkbox (audio) \
variants: or check box
plural checkboxes or check boxes

Definition of checkbox

: a small box (as in a checklist) in which to place a check mark — see check entry 1 sense 10 to make a selection, indicate completion of a task, etc.

First Known Use of checkbox

1944, in the meaning defined above

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