Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A box or case for a hat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of luggage for a hat; a case or box for a hat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A box for a hat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box in which a hat is kept or carried, often of stout leather and approximately of the shape of the hat.
  • n. A small light trunk, nearly cubical in shape, containing a tray or compartment for a hat or bonnet.

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

  • n. a round piece of luggage for carrying hats

Etymologies

hat +‎ box (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She and Margie then went to the spare bedroom, where Myra pulled a long flat garment box and a hatbox from the closet.

    GINNY BATES ON HALLOWEEN

  • The Lolita Pomegranate Margarita and Martini glasses are sold individually, for about $25 each, and they come in beautiful "hatbox" - style packaging that needs no wrapping.

    Blisstree

  • “Such a well-appointed room,” Miss Osborne commented, stepping around a ribboned hatbox as if she were avoiding a pile of dog waste.

    Earl of Durkness

  • A hatbox, a jewelry box, and three bags have joined the shoebox.

    Mariya Yefremova: The Case for Being Sentimental

  • An antique leather hatbox has found new life as a drinks table.

    B&B review: Ivydene House

  • Albert carried Sue May's hatbox and carpetbag, and I struggled from the first with my Samsonite.

    Locust Valley Breakdown

  • Taking the hatbox and carpetbag, she went back on the trail, a receding frail figure in a burgundy dress.

    Locust Valley Breakdown

  • Helen has lived in her hatbox of a house for nearly three-quarters of a century.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Classic Educand

  • A few towels and athletic supporters were draped over hooks, a hatbox rested next to a mitt on the top shelf, and a dark suit was neatly hung in the back corner.

    LUCKY

  • Alma noticed the hatbox the girls had intended for her sitting on top of a beautiful cherry-wood dresser.

    Red Hats

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  • "Fleur looked down her nose at Guilliame, something she was accomplished at, being six foot three in her stocking feet, and having one of those long French noses, not pert like Bridget Bardot’s, but more like the one that Charles De Gaulle had when he was still alive and President of France and he wore that cap that was shaped like a little hatbox with a bill in the front to offset his nose, but it didn’t work."
    - Marguerite Ahl, Grand Panjandrum's Special Award (Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2009).

    July 2, 2009