[ pohst-boks ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌbɒks /

noun Chiefly British.

a mailbox, especially one for public deposit of mail.


Origin of postbox

First recorded in 1745–55; post3 + box1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for postbox

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

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

    Nan of the Gypsies|Grace May North

British Dictionary definitions for postbox


/ (ˈpəʊstˌbɒks) /


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