post box

post boxes
A post box is a metal box in a public place, where you put letters and packets to be collected. They are then sorted and delivered. Compare letterbox. [BRIT]
(in AM, use mailbox)

English dictionary. 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • post|box — «POHST BOKS», noun. = mailbox. (Cf. ↑mailbox) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Post box — For other uses, see Mailbox. Post boxes in Australia The yellow box is for express mail …   Wikipedia

  • post box — noun A box in which post can be left by the sender to be picked up by a courier. Would you take these letters down to the post box please theyve already got stamps …   Wiktionary

  • post-box — see post box …   English dictionary

  • post·box — /ˈpoʊstˌbɑːks/ noun, pl boxes [count] Brit : ↑mailbox 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Post-office box — redirects here. For the electrical device, see Post Office Box (electricity). A Post Office box full of mail …   Wikipedia

  • Box — describes a variety of containers and receptacles. When no specific shape is described, a typical rectangular box may be expected. Nevertheless, a box may have a horizontal cross section that is square, elongated, round or oval; sloped or domed… …   Wikipedia

  • Post office box — A post office box (often abbreviated P.O. Box or PO Box) is a uniquely addressable lockable box located on the premises of a post office station. In many countries, particularly in Africa, and the Middle East there is no door to door delivery of… …   Wikipedia

  • box — [[t]bɒ̱ks[/t]] ♦♦ boxes, boxing, boxed 1) N COUNT A box is a square or rectangular container with hard or stiff sides. Boxes often have lids. He reached into the cardboard box beside him... They sat on wooden boxes. ...the box of tissues on her… …   English dictionary

  • post — I [[t]po͟ʊst[/t]] LETTERS, PARCELS, AND INFORMATION ♦♦ posts, posting, posted 1) N SING: the N, also by N The post is the public service or system by which letters and packages are collected and delivered. [mainly BRIT] You ll receive your book… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.