/ˈswɛtbɒks/ (say 'swetboks)

1. a device for sweating various vegetable products, as figs and tobacco leaves.
2. any confined space in which a person is made to sweat, especially a prison cell.
{sweat + box1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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