ready box


Definition of ready box

: a box placed near a gun (as on a ship) to hold ammunition kept ready for immediate use

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Recent Examples on the Web Suppliers must deliver products in display-ready boxes, reducing the time needed to stock shelves. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Aldi's simple, low-cost model allows it to flourish in competitive grocery industry," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of ready box

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Ready box.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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