Definition of Sweatbox

1. Noun. Small or narrow cell.

Generic synonyms: Cell, Jail Cell, Prison Cell



2. Noun. A device that causes tobacco leaves or fruit or hides to sweat.
Generic synonyms: Device

Definition of Sweatbox

1. Noun. Any box or boxlike structure used to induce sweating, such as of hides or tobacco ¹

2. Noun. (US slang) A prison cell ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A small nightclub packed to capacity where people get hot and sweaty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sweatbox

1. a small enclosure in which one is made to sweat [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweatbox

sweat glands
sweat it out
sweat like a pig
sweat of one's brow
sweat off
sweat pants
sweat pore
sweat rash
sweat room
sweat shirt
sweat shirts
sweat sock
sweat suit
sweatband
sweatbands
sweatbox (current term)
sweatboxes
sweatdrop
sweatdrops
sweated
sweated bullets
sweater
sweater-dress
sweater dress
sweater dresses
sweater girl
sweater vest
sweater vests
sweaterdress
sweaterdresses

Literary usage of Sweatbox

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1. Biennial Report by South Dakota, California State Board of Horticulture, State Athletic Commission (1890)
"... and then a treatment of glucose in water, scalding or boiling hot, after they have been sweated a reasonable length of time in a sweatbox, ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Board of Horticulture (1890)
"... and then a treatment of glucose in water, scalding or boiling hot, after they have been sweated a reasonable length of time in a sweatbox, ..."

3. Four Months Afoot in Spain by Harry Alverson Franck (1911)
"Even did one feel the slightest desire to turn in there is not the remotest possibility of finding one's room less than a sweatbox. ..."

4. Motion Picture Handbook: A Guide for Managers and Operators of Motion by Frank Herbert Richardson (1916)
"... 7 unventilated sweatbox, containing an old style, worn out (or not worn out for that matter—old style is enough) projection machine, ..."

5. California by Harold Wellman Fairbanks (1903)
"... the oaks Temescal tem'es-kal A sweatbox Tomales to-ma'16s Tuolumne twol'um-ne Yolo yo'lo Bush-covered marsh Yosemite yo-sem'i-te Yreka wi-re'ka White, ..."

6. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1903)
"The editor of the "Farmers' Review" has had a prominent nurseryman and fruit grower in the sweatbox and elicited from him some valuable information. ..."

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