Definition of box hand in English:

box hand

Pronunciation /ˈbɒks hand/


  • 1 historical In dice: a third win in succession.

    A player who won three times in a row paid a sum of money to the keeper of the dice box.

  • 2 rare A person engaged in the manufacture or packing of boxes.

  • 3Printing
    rare A compositor who sets up the type for stop-press news.


Late 18th century. From box + hand.