word type: poker slang

  1. In between the one-seat and the nine/ten-seat on a poker table, there is a space cleared out for the dealer, where his chair and chip-tray are located. This work area is known as "the box."

Online Appropriation

When two online poker players are using one laptop, one might be heard to say to the other, "come on, let me get in the box," meaning "my turn to play."