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  • box the compass — phrasal 1. : to name the 32 points of the compass in their order 2. : to make a complete turn or reversal (as in policy, opinion) * * * box the compass 1. To name the 32 compass points in order in either or both directions 2. To make a complete… …   Useful english dictionary

  • box the compass — recite the compass points in correct order. → box …   English new terms dictionary

  • box the compass — idi naut. navig. a) to recite the points of the compass in a clockwise order b) to make a complete turn or reversal …   From formal English to slang

  • box the compass — verb /bɒks ðə ˈkʌmpəs/ a) To know, and be able to recite the 32 points and quarter points of the magnetic compass from North, both clockwise and anticlockwise …   Wiktionary

  • To box the compass — Box Box, v. t. [Cf.Sp. boxar, now spelt bojar.] To boxhaul. [1913 Webster] {To box off} (Naut.), to turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback. {To box the compass} (Naut.), to name the thirty two points of the compass in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box — box1 [bäks] n. [ME & OE, a container, box < VL buxis < L buxus, boxwood < Gr pyxos] 1. any of various kinds of containers, usually rectangular and lidded, made of cardboard, wood, or other stiff material; case; carton 2. the contents or… …   English World dictionary

  • Box — Box, v. t. [Cf.Sp. boxar, now spelt bojar.] To boxhaul. [1913 Webster] {To box off} (Naut.), to turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback. {To box the compass} (Naut.), to name the thirty two points of the compass in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box — box1 boxlike, adj. /boks/, n. 1. a container, case, or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard, etc., and often with a lid or removable cover. 2. the quantity contained in a box: She bought a box of candy as a gift. 3. Chiefly… …   Universalium

  • box — I. /bɒks / (say boks) noun 1. a case or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard, etc., with a lid or removable cover. 2. → glory box. 3. Music a. a speaker box. b. any amplifier or electronic device. 4. the quantity contained… …   Australian English dictionary

  • box — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a container, usu. with flat sides and of firm material such as wood or card, esp. for holding solids. 2 a the amount that will fill a box. b Brit. a gift of a kind formerly given to tradesmen etc. at Christmas. 3 a separate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • box — I. noun (plural box or boxes) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin buxus, from Greek pyxos Date: before 12th century an evergreen shrub or small tree (genus Buxus of the family Buxaceae, the box family) with opposite entire… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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