outbox

[out-boks]

Origin of outbox

First recorded in 1860–65; out- + box2

out-box

[out-boks]
noun
  1. a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding outgoing mail, messages, or work.
Also called out-basket.
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Contemporary Examples of outbox

Historical Examples of outbox

  • He could outrun, outride and outbox any boy of either side the Potomac, and had proved it in many contests of skill.

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland


British Dictionary definitions for outbox

outbox

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