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inbox

or in-box

[ in-boks ]
/ ˈɪnˌbɒks /
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noun
a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding incoming mail, messages, or work.
Computers. a folder for receiving and storing incoming emails or text messages.
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Origin of inbox

First recorded in 1955–60; in + box1
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How to use inbox in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inbox

inbox
/ (ˈɪnˌbɒks) /

noun
(on a computer) a folder in a mailbox in which incoming messages are stored and displayed
a US and Canadian name for in-tray
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