Definition of text box in US English:

text box

noun

  • 1A demarcated portion of a printed page containing text.

  • 2Computing. A box in a graphical user interface into which text can be entered, or in which text is displayed.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From text + box.

Pronunciation

text box

/ˈtɛks(t) bɒks/