outbox

1

or out-box

[ out-boks ]
/ ˈaʊtˌbɒks /

noun

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

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Also called out-basket.

Origin of outbox

1
First recorded in 1970–75; out- + box1

Definition for outbox (2 of 2)

outbox2
[ out-boks ]
/ ˌaʊtˈbɒks /

verb (used with object)

to surpass in boxing: I've seen the champ outbox better fighters than this one.

Origin of outbox

2
First recorded in 1860–65; out- + box2
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British Dictionary definitions for outbox

outbox
/ (ˈaʊtˌbɒks) /

noun

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