pillar-box
noun Date: 1858 British a pillar-shaped mailbox

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pillar box — pillar boxes also pillar box N COUNT In Britain, a pillar box is a tall red box in the street in which you put letters that you are sending by post. [BRIT] (in AM, use mailbox) …   English dictionary

  • pillar box — n. Brit. a pillar shaped mailbox …   English World dictionary

  • pillar box — n BrE old fashioned a large red tube shaped box for posting letters that stands on streets in Britain = ↑postbox →↑letterbox …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pillar box — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) a large red cylindrical public postbox …   English terms dictionary

  • Pillar box — A pillar box is a free standing post box, in the United Kingdom, where mail is deposited to be collected by the Royal Mail and forwarded to the addressee. Similar designs exist as historical artefacts in certain Commonwealth of Nations countries …   Wikipedia

  • pillar box — noun a red pillar shaped letter box • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑postbox, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pillar box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pillar box : singular pillar box plural pillar boxes British old fashioned a large red container in the street for posting letters in …   English dictionary

  • pillar-box — see pillar box …   English dictionary

  • pillar box — noun A free standing item of street furniture in the form of a short, red pillar with a slot for posting letters. Syn: letter box, letterbox, mailbox, post box, postbox …   Wiktionary

  • pillar box — Brit. a pillarlike box in which letters are deposited for collection by mail carriers; mailbox. Also called pillar post. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • pillar-box — (British) mailbox, receptacle for depositing postal mail, tall red mail box shaped like a pillar …   English contemporary dictionary

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