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

  • n. Chiefly British A witness stand.

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  • n. A witness stand in a courtroom.

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  • n. a box enclosure for a witness when testifying


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  • "You fought badly because you did not show your own nature sufficiently; you did not use your brains in the witness box and alas --" I did not continue; the truth was I was filled with fear; for I suddenly realised that he had shown more courage and self-possession in the Queensberry trial than in the trial before Mr. Justice Charles when so much more was at stake; and I felt that in the next trial he would be more depressed still, and less inclined to take the initiative than ever.

    Oscar Wilde His Life and Confessions


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