Definition of pillar box in English:

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pillar box

Pronunciation: /ˈpilər ˌbäks/


(In the UK) a large red cylindrical public mailbox.
Example sentences
  • Councils across Greater Manchester have swapped the ballot box for the pillar box in a bid to stamp out low turnouts.
  • I recently posted a letter in the pillar box outside County Hall in Penrhyn Road, Kingston, at about 9.30 am.
  • They are particularly keen to speak to a person seen on the film posting a letter in a pillar box.

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Syllabification: pil·lar box

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