noun Date: 1730 1. a box for pills; especially a shallow round box of pasteboard 2. a small low concrete emplacement for machine guns and antitank weapons 3. a small round hat without a brim; specifically a woman's shallow hat with a flat crown and straight sides

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  • pillbox — ► NOUN 1) a small box for holding pills. 2) a hat of a similar shape. 3) a small, partly underground, concrete fort used as an outpost …   English terms dictionary

  • pillbox — [pil′bäks΄] n. 1. a small, shallow box, often cylindrical, for holding pills 2. a low, enclosed gun emplacement of concrete and steel 3. a woman s cylindrical hat with a low, flat crown …   English World dictionary

  • Pillbox — Eine Pillbox ist ein ebenerdiger Bunker, der insbesondere in Großbritannien in Erwartung einer deutschen Invasion im Rahmen des Zweiten Weltkrieges errichtet wurde. Pillbox (Typ 22) an der Norfolk Küste …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pillbox — [[t]pɪ̱lbɒks[/t]] pillboxes also pill box 1) N COUNT A pillbox is a small tin or box in which you can keep pills. 2) N COUNT A pillbox is a small building made of concrete and is used to defend a place. 3) N COUNT A pillbox or a pillbox hat is a… …   English dictionary

  • pillbox — n. to storm; take a pillbox * * * [ pɪlbɒks] take a pillbox to storm …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pillbox — UK [ˈpɪlˌbɒks] / US [ˈpɪlˌbɑks] noun [countable] Word forms pillbox : singular pillbox plural pillboxes 1) a small container in which to keep pills 2) a round shelter from which soldiers fire large guns 3) a woman s small round hat with a flat… …   English dictionary

  • pillbox — A small, low fortification that houses machine guns, antitank weapons, etc. A pillbox is usually made of concrete, steel, or filled sandbags …   Military dictionary

  • pillbox — pill|box [ˈpılbɔks US ba:ks] n 1.) a small round box for holding ↑pills 2.) a small, strong, usually circular shelter with a gun inside it, built as a defence 3.) also .pillbox hat a small round hat for a woman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pillbox — noun (C) 1 a small round box for holding pills (pill (1)) 2 a small, strong, usually circular shelter with a gun inside it, built as a defence 3 also pillbox hat / .. ./ a small round hat for a woman …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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