- Also soap box. an improvised platform, as one on a street, from which a speaker delivers an informal speech, an appeal, or political harangue.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a speaker or speech from a soapbox.
Origin of soapbox
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Examples from the Web for soapbox
It has been subject to political sensitivities and soapbox rhetoric, buffeted by popular disbelief and official omertà.Why Humanitarians Talk to ISIS
October 24, 2014
Jasarevic noted social mobilization—whether done on Twitter or atop a soapbox—is only a part of the solution.Ebola Tweets Are Missing the Target
August 3, 2014
He immediately called Sharpton, who said he was sorry that Jackson had turned the press conference into a soapbox.Speed Read: Juiciest Bits From the Tommy Mottola Memoir ‘Hitmaker’
January 31, 2013
The office of the President is, in reality, something of a soapbox.Why Did Peres Speak Up Against Bibi?
Brent E. Sasley
January 3, 2013
They have come from politicians or media figures, hammering home their point on a soapbox or over radio waves.America's 9 Worst Demagogues
September 2, 2010
The wagon he drew was a soapbox fitted with a pair of wheels from a go-cart.The Torch Bearer
I. T. Thurston
Then they packed excelsior into all the vacant places in the soapbox.
The soapbox will be her cell, for it was so small she could not lie down in it.Homespun Tales
Kate Douglas Wiggin
He went over to the soapbox table, shorn of its gorgeous cover, the photograph alone adorning it.A Little Dusky Hero
Harriot T, Comstock
He found a soapbox, and carried it over to the soft ring of light that streamed from the furnace door, and sat down.The Troll Garden and Selected Stories
- a box or crate for packing soap
- a crate used as a platform for speech-making
- a child's homemade racing cart consisting of a wooden box set on a wooden frame with wheels and a steerable front axle
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