checkbox

noun

check·​box ˈchek-ˌbäks How to pronounce checkbox (audio)
variants or check box
plural checkboxes or check boxes
: a small box (as in a checklist) in which to place a check mark (see check entry 2 sense 7) to make a selection, indicate completion of a task, etc.

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of checkbox was in 1944

Dictionary Entries Near checkbox

Cite this Entry

“Checkbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkbox. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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