[ pil-boks ]
/ ˈpɪlˌbɒks /


a box, usually shallow and often round, for holding pills.
a small, low structure of reinforced concrete, enclosing machine guns, and employed as a minor fortress in warfare.
a small, round, brimless hat with straight sides and a flat top, worn especially by women.

Origin of pillbox

First recorded in 1720–30; pill1 + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for pillbox

/ (ˈpɪlˌbɒks) /


a box for pills
a small enclosed fortified emplacement, usually made of reinforced concrete
a small round hat, now worn esp by women
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