Entry from British & World English dictionary
A number identifying a private advertisement in a newspaper and functioning as an address for replies.
- 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.
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Line breaks: box num¦ber
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