from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Printing) enclosed in or set off by a border or box.
  • adjective enclosed in a box.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of box.
  • adjective Packed into a box or boxes.
  • adjective In bridge and other card games if the cards in a pack are reversed face-up and face-down then the pack is said to be boxed.

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  • adjective enclosed in or as if in a box
  • adjective enclosed in or set off by a border or box


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