Definition of signal box in English:

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signal box

Pronunciation: /ˈsiɡnəl ˌbäks/
(also signal tower)

noun

British
A building beside a railroad track from which signals, switches, and other equipment are controlled.
Example sentences
  • During the war she worked at a munitions factory in Chorley and then in the signal box at Newhey railway station.
  • The doors also swung open on a Victorian Motor Show, an interactive motor car gallery, veteran car ride, a period Co-op shop and extended street scene including cycle shop, railway signal box, chemist, cinema, and arcade.
  • The station buildings and signal box at Llanfair are survivors from the Great Western era, and painted in that line's typical brown and cream colour scheme.
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