signal box

signal box

signal box ExamplesWord Origin noun British.

  1. a railway signal tower.

Origin of signal box First recorded in 1820–30 Examples from the Web for signal box Historical Examples of signal box

  • And you and Inspector Henderson are going to spend the night in the signal-box?

    A Master of Mysteries

    L. T. Meade

  • It is about a mile long, and the signal-box is on the Felwyn side.

    A Master of Mysteries

    L. T. Meade

  • Outside, Phillip threatened me with the guard’s signal-box key.

    Highways in Hiding

    George Oliver Smith

  • “Come, Phil,” and marched out of the signal-box with flaming cheeks.

    The Railway Children

    E. Nesbit

  • The name of the station, signals, and a signal-box (a half-opened match-box standing on end) can be added.

    Toy-Making in School and Home

    Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne

  • British Dictionary definitions for signal box signal box noun

    1. a building containing manually operated signal levers for all the railway lines in its section
    2. a control point for a large area of a railway system, operated electrically and semiautomatically

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