noun (C) BrE a box in a public place, into which you put letters you want to send; mailbox (2) AmE —see also: letterbox, pillar box

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • postbox — UK US /ˈpəʊstbɒks/ noun [C] UK (US mailbox) COMMUNICATIONS ► a metal container in the street or other public place in which you can put letters to be mailed ► MAILBOX(Cf. ↑mailbox) …   Financial and business terms

  • postbox — ► NOUN ▪ a large public box into which letters are posted for collection by the post office …   English terms dictionary

  • postbox — [pōst′bäks΄] n. Chiefly Brit. MAILBOX …   English World dictionary

  • postbox — UK [ˈpəʊs(t)ˌbɒks] / US [ˈpoʊs(t)ˌbɑks] noun [countable] Word forms postbox : singular postbox plural postboxes British a container in a public place where you can put post that you want to send …   English dictionary

  • postbox — noun Date: 1754 mailbox; especially a public mailbox …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postbox — /pohst boks /, n. Chiefly Brit. a mailbox, esp. one for public deposit of mail. [1745 55; POST3 + BOX1] * * * …   Universalium

  • postbox — post|box [ˈpəustbɔks US ˈpoustba:ks] n BrE a box in a public place, into which you put letters that you want to send British Equivalent: letter boxAmerican Equivalent: mailbox …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postbox — post|box [ poust,baks ] noun count BRITISH a MAILBOX …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • postbox — n. mail box, box into which postal letters and parcels are inserted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postbox — noun a large public box having a slot into which letters are posted, for collection by the Post Office …   English new terms dictionary

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