Definition of dispatch box in English:

Share this entry

dispatch box

Pronunciation: /dəˈspaCH ˈˌbäks/

noun

(also dispatch case)
A container for dispatches, especially official state or military documents.
Example sentences
  • When the Reichstag reassembled, Papen appeared with the red dispatch box which traditionally contained the the orders of dissolution under his arm.
  • He was not a typical tin-man or window salesman, wearing a cheap suit and tie and carrying a dispatch case full of samples.
  • He carried in his left hand a small black, leather dispatch box, and it was noticed by a sharp-eyed clerk in the Central office that this box was fastened to his wrist by a strap.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: dis·patch box

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.