inbox

or in-box

[ in-boks ]

noun
  1. a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding incoming mail, messages, or work.

  2. Computers. a folder for receiving and storing incoming emails or text messages.

Origin of inbox

1
First recorded in 1955–60; in + box1

Words Nearby inbox

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How to use inbox in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inbox

inbox

/ (ˈɪnˌbɒks) /


noun
  1. (on a computer) a folder in a mailbox in which incoming messages are stored and displayed

  2. a US and Canadian name for in-tray

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