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English definition of “packed lunch”

packed lunch

noun [C] uk   UK (US box lunch) us  
a light meal put in a container, usually to take with you somewhere to be eaten laterMeals and parts of meals
(Definition of packed lunch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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