sentry box


Definition of sentry box

: a shelter for a sentry on his post

Examples of sentry box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Protesters set ablaze a sentry box in front of the U.S. embassy building in Baghdad on Dec. 31, 2019. Time, "Protestors Breach U.S. Embassy Compound in Baghdad," 31 Dec. 2019 Grab a map at the entrance and wander around the site, being sure to check out the lighthouse, the sentry boxes and the variety of views from the six-level fortification. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "Puerto Rico on the Rebound: A Three-Day Getaway Guide," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of sentry box

circa 1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Sentry box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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