pillar box


noun British.

a pillarlike box in which letters are deposited for collection by mail carriers; mailbox.

Nearby words

  1. pill popper,
  2. pill pusher,
  3. pill-rolling,
  4. pillage,
  5. pillar,
  6. pillar to post,
  7. pillar-and-breast,
  8. pillarbox,
  9. pillared,
  10. pillaret

Origin of pillar box

First recorded in 1855–60

Also called pillar post.

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British Dictionary definitions for pillar box

pillar box

noun

(in Britain) a red pillar-shaped public letter box situated on a pavement

adjective pillar-box

characteristic of a pillar box (in the phrase pillar-box red)
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