wit·​ness-box ˈwit-nəs-ˌbäks How to pronounce witness-box (audio)
chiefly British
: an enclosure in which a witness sits or stands while testifying in court

Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of witness-box was in 1794

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“Witness-box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witness-box. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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