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postbox

[pohst-boks]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. a mailbox, especially one for public deposit of mail.
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Origin of postbox

First recorded in 1745–55; post3 + box1
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Examples from the Web for postbox

Historical Examples

  • In the afternoon she sent Dorcas to the postbox with several letters.

    Nan of the Gypsies

    Grace May North

  • We should have made inquiries in Yucca about the person who has his mail come to that postbox.


British Dictionary definitions for postbox

postbox

noun
  1. mainly British a box into which mail is put for collection by the postal serviceAlso called: letter box
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