A light box of pasteboard or slim lumber often cylindrical for keeping ruffs the groups associated with seventeenth century collars hats bonnets etc
- a light cylindrical package for holding light articles of outfit (especially hats)
- A light box of pasteboard or slim timber, generally cylindrical, for holding ruffs (the rings associated with the seventeenth century), collars, caps, bonnets, etc.
(n.) A light field of pasteboard or thin wood, often cylindrical, for keeping ruffs (the rings associated with the 17th century), collars, limits, bonnets, etc.
I make a leg for Captain Ahab, and he wears it like a gentleman; but I make a bandbox for Queequeg, and he won't put his head into it.