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sentry box

sen·try box
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sen-tree boks]
    • /ˈsɛn tri bɒks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sen-tree boks]
    • /ˈsɛn tri bɒks/

Definitions of sentry box words

  • noun sentry box a small structure for sheltering a sentry from bad weather. 1
  • countable noun sentry box A sentry box is a narrow shelter with an open front in which a sentry can stand while on duty. 0
  • noun sentry box a small shelter with an open front in which a sentry may stand to be sheltered from the weather 0
  • noun sentry box a small, boxlike structure serving as a shelter for a sentry on duty during bad weather 0

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Origin of sentry box

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1705

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Parts of speech for Sentry box

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

sentry box popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sentry box usage trend in Literature

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