service box


: the area in which a player stands while serving in various court games (such as squash or handball)

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of service box was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Service box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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