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soapbox

[ sohp-boks ]
/ ˈsoʊpˌbɒks /
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noun

Also soap box . an improvised platform, as one on a street, from which a speaker delivers an informal speech, an appeal, or political harangue.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a speaker or speech from a soapbox.

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Origin of soapbox

First recorded in 1650–60; soap + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for soapbox

soapbox
/ (ˈsəʊpˌbɒks) /

noun

a box or crate for packing soap
a crate used as a platform for speech-making
a child's homemade racing cart consisting of a wooden box set on a wooden frame with wheels and a steerable front axle
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