from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A toy consisting of a clownlike puppet that springs out of a box when the lid is activated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Children’s toy where a figure pops out of a small box.
- n. A con-man who deceived tradesmen by substituting empty boxes for others full of money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See jack-in-a-box.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened
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