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Origin of postbox

First recorded in 1745–55; post3 + box1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for postbox

letterbox, mailbox, postbox

Examples from the Web for postbox

Historical Examples of postbox

  • 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


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