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Definition of the noun pillar box

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noun

  1. a red pillar-shaped letter box

Alternative definition of the noun pillar box

noun

  1. [British] A free-standing item of street furniture in the form of a short, red pillar with a slot for posting letters.

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Google previewThe Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (2016)

by Peter Gilliver

The pillar box is unusual in that it does not bear the royal cypher; this was apparently due to an oversight by the manufacturers (Handyside of Derby), and is a feature of many pillar boxes dating from the period 1879–87.

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

pillar box pinch pillar box see under LETTER BOX pillar-box (Other languages) c German ich; x Scottish loch; 4 Welsh Llan-; for English sounds, see next ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II (2002)

by Chris Bishop

One naval mounting that was used on land was the one known as the 2-in Rocket Mounting Mk II, Pillar Box mounting This was used during the desperate days of 1940 and 1941 to provide at least a measure of coastal anti-aircraft defence, ...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

pillar box (in the UK) a red cylindrical public postbox. pillbox noun 1 a small round hat with a flat top and no brim. 2 a small concrete fort.

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

pillar box a red cylindrical postbox. pillion n. a seat for a passenger behind a motorcyclist. pillory n. (pl. pillories) a wooden frame with holes for the head and hands, ...

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Small photo of Red English pillar box or post box.Small photo of WYMESWOLD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: A rural British red traditional Royal Mail pillar box. In Wymeswold, England on 15th January 2016.Small photo of A found letter, part of an entire alphabet, seen on an English pillar box. Suitable for use as part of a headline or as a drop capital at the beginning of a paragraph.Small photo of WYMESWOLD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: St Mary's Church, Wymeswold, with a British red traditional Royal Mail pillar box in foreground. In Wymeswold, England on 15th January 2016.Small photo of WYMESWOLD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: A rural British red traditional Royal Mail pillar box. With St Mary's church - behind. In Wymeswold, England on 15th January 2016.Small photo of July 21, 2017: Red pillar box in front of Khukhot Post Office, Pathumthani,Thailand. it is a large red Square shape public mailbox.Small photo of RUSSIA KALININGRAD, 20 OCTOBER 2015: stamp printed by Belgium, shows Pillar Box, circa 1977 More...

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