Box. n.s. [bock, a cheek, Welch.] A blow on the head given with the hand.
For the box o' th' ear that the prince gave you, he gave it like a rude prince. Shakesp. Henry IV.
If one should take my hand perforce, and give another a box on the ear with it, the law punisheth the other. Bramhall against Hobbes.
There may happen concussions of the brain from a box on the ear. Wiseman's Surgery.
Olphis, the fisherman, received a box on the ear from Thestylis. Addison. Spectator, № 233.