sentry box


: a shelter for a sentry on his post

Examples of sentry box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In retaliation, Abbé Nollet attempted to suppress the news of the success of the sentry box experiment. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Apr. 2023 On 29 July 1750, Franklin wrote to Collinson and suggested that a sentry box be placed on a tower or steeple. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Apr. 2023 Protesters set ablaze a sentry box in front of the U.S. embassy building in Baghdad on Dec. 31, 2019. Time, 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, 26 Dec. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sentry box was circa 1728

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“Sentry box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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