Meaning of side-box in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪdbɒks/


  • A box at the side of a theatre, typically affording its occupants the opportunity to see and be seen by the rest of the audience, and often affording only a limited view of the stage itself.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Nathaniel Lee (d. 1692), playwright and poet. From side + box.