from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A container in which baked goods are stored to maintain their freshness.

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

  • noun a container used to store breads or cake, to keep them fresh.

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  • noun A container for storing bread or other baked goods to keep them fresh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a container used to keep bread or cake in


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  • It's called a breadbox on wheels, a glorified golf cart.

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  • The breadbox is our meeting place, and we spend hours just sitting there talking about what to do, or meeting and going somewheres.


  • John Brennan, the president's top counterterrorism adviser, said the packages containing explosives, which he compared in size to a "breadbox," were undergoing forensic analysis, and the inquiry was at an early stage.

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  • Once Marcarelli and Williford had settled on the script, Marcarelli and his production company put together the money to make the film "It was less than a million and bigger than a breadbox," Marcarelli says, which they shot in 17 days in Guildford, where Marcarelli still has a house.

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  • I stared at the dead plant on the shelf above the breadbox.


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  • This past decade, as cell phones became smaller than a breadbox, roaming charges started disappearing, and U.S. penetration neared 89%, the long distance charges faded away all together.

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  • A oddly significant unit of size.

    December 19, 2008