Definition of pillbox in English:


Syllabification: pill·box
Pronunciation: /ˈpilˌbäks


1A small shallow cylindrical box for holding pills.
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  • Some people put their pills in a daily pillbox and use alarms to remind themselves to take their medicines.
  • There are figurines amassed by Christie's father, 20th-century pottery of Anthony's and watches and pillboxes of Christie's.
  • His face adorns pillowcases, posters, power toys and pillboxes.
1.1 (usually pillbox hat) A woman’s round hat with upright sides, a flat top, and no brim.
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  • On the second day of the trial, Ellie Strubing entered the courthouse in a dark plaid coat and matching pillbox hat, attended by a doctor and a nurse.
  • My mother unveiled a slim and elegant gold-plated pillbox at breakfast after my New York City book party.
1.2A small, enclosed, partly underground concrete fort used as an outpost.
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  • Examples of less ambitious fortifications abound, like the concrete pillboxes, often hexagonal, which dot southern England.
  • Dutch Harbor is an easy two-hour flight from Anchorage, and the area is covered with reminders of the war, from concrete pillboxes to a large, underground hospital.
  • Concrete pillboxes were constructed above the high tide mark, soldiers occupied some of the cottages along the shore front and guards prevented anyone going on the beach at night.

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