to box off


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Box \Box\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boxed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
   Boxing.]
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   1. To inclose in a box.
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   2. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
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   3. (Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to
      bring to a required form.
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   To box a tree, to make an incision or hole in a tree for
      the purpose of procuring the sap.

   To box off, to divide into tight compartments.

   To box up.
      (a) To put into a box in order to save; as, he had boxed
          up twelve score pounds.
      (b) To confine; as, to be boxed up in narrow quarters.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Box \Box\, v. t. [Cf.Sp. boxar, now spelt bojar.]
   To boxhaul.
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   To box off (Naut.), to turn the head of a vessel either way
      by bracing the headyards aback.

   To box the compass (Naut.), to name the thirty-two points
      of the compass in their order.
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