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[pohst-boks] /ˈpoʊstˌbɒks/
noun, Chiefly British.
a mailbox, especially one for public deposit of mail.
Origin of postbox
First recorded in 1745-55; post3 + box1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the afternoon she sent Dorcas to the postbox with several letters.

    Nan of the Gypsies

    Grace May North
  • We should have made inquiries in Yucca about the person who has his mail come to that postbox.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for postbox


(mainly Brit) a box into which mail is put for collection by the postal service Also called letter box
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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