live-box

noun
\ ˈlīv-ˌbäks How to pronounce live-box (audio) \

Definition of live-box

: a box or pen suspended in water to keep aquatic animals alive

First Known Use of live-box

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of live-box was in 1834

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“Live-box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live-box. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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