• WordNet 3.6
    • n hatbox a round piece of luggage for carrying hats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hatbox A box for a hat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hatbox A box in which a hat is kept or carried, often of stout leather and approximately of the shape of the hat.
    • n hatbox A small light trunk, nearly cubical in shape, containing a tray or compartment for a hat or bonnet.
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In literature:

It was empty now, but for Blenkiron's hatbox.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
These rouleaux were then put neatly in cigar boxes and distributed between a travelling trunk, a Gladstone bag, and a hatbox.
"Twelve Stories and a Dream" by H. G. Wells
Once he tried to kick the hatbox into the road, but John Dory was too quick for him.
"Peter Ruff and the Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A guard deposited at his feet a new hatbox, a battered traveling bag and two gun cases which also gave evidence of rough usage.
"The Puppet Crown" by Harold MacGrath
The dwarf's strong arms carried her modest trunk up the stairs as easily as if it had been a hatbox.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
Moya produced from her hatbox a gray sombrero and put it on the table.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
They were both burdened with suitcases, and two of the Princess' hatboxes.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
Your silk hat has but one place, and that is in a hatbox.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
His luggage had been invariably one suit case and a hatbox.
"The Princess Galva" by David Whitelaw
She got up on the edge of her bed and, lifting the cover from the hatbox, she took a prolonged look at its contents.
"Yekl" by Abraham Cahan

In news:

I made it entirely from a Prada hatbox.