Definition of dogbox noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dogbox

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɒɡbɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɔːɡbɑːks//
 
 
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Word Origin early 19th cent.: originally denoting a box for a dog to lie in, later denoting a railway compartment for transporting dogs.Idioms
be in the dogbox
 
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(South African English) = be in the doghouse