post-office box


noun

(in a post office) a locked compartment into which the mail of a box renter is put to be called for. Abbreviation: POB, P.O.B.

Nearby words

  1. post-millennial,
  2. post-modern,
  3. post-mortem,
  4. post-obit,
  5. post-obit bond,
  6. post-operative,
  7. post-paid,
  8. post-partum,
  9. post-polio syndrome,
  10. post-racial

Origin of post-office box

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for post office box

post office box

noun

a private numbered place in a post office, in which letters received are kept until called for
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