window box


Definition of window box

: a box designed to hold soil for growing plants at a windowsill

Examples of window box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twin Robot surveillance cameras concealed in flower pot/window box, East Germany (Stasi), 1960s–1970s. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Light on the Shadow World," 12 Sep. 2019 Move the garden to you by planting in containers or window boxes. oregonlive, "How to create a garden that’s accessible to all," 2 Sep. 2019 Other manageable tricks entail using a window box, Louie said. Shannon Larson,, "Eco-conscious apartment dwellers: You too can compost, experts say," 5 July 2019 Self-watering, double-walled containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes are available. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Start small by burying your scraps in your house plants and window boxes and work your way up from there. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Start Composting," 8 Jan. 2019 While some of these catios are simple window box-like spaces, others are incredibly elaborate, featuring several stories or tunnels connecting multiple structures to maximize feline freedom. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "Yes, Catios—AKA Cat Patios—Are a Thing," 9 Mar. 2018 Foliage was spilling out the sides and rear as if the truck were a huge, mobile window box, photos show. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Teetering chairs got driver pulled over. His next load really went out on a limb, Mass. cops say," 25 June 2018 Plant a few ever-blooming strawberry plants in a strawberry pot, window box or hanging basket for fresh fruit off and on all summer. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: a Mother's Day gift for the garden," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of window box

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of window box was circa 1885

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English Language Learners Definition of window box

: a long, thin box that is usually hung on the outside of a building beneath a window and that is used as a container for flowers and plants

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