designating or of a large retail store that is typically a spacious boxlike building with an extensive ground-level sales floor
also written big box
Relating to or being one of a chain of retail outlets or retailers selling goods in such outlets in volume at low cost in large warehouselike structures usually built outside of downtown areas near major roadways.
(comparative more big-box, superlative most big-box)
- (US) Of or relating to a very large retail establishment built as a massive, free-standing structure
- Big-box retailers like Wal-Mart have driven local mom-and-pop stores out of business.
(plural big boxes)