Share this entry

box number Line breaks: box num¦ber

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of box number in English:


A number identifying a private advertisement in a newspaper and functioning as an address for replies.
Example sentences
  • He was critical of people who often leave their weapons within their vehicles and added that anybody selling a firearm through a newspaper should only use a box number and never include their address or telephone number in the advert.
  • They just leave their personals box number for you.
  • The man's personal e-mail ID and the box number in which to apply followed.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources