A collection box, especially one in a church, for gifts of money or other articles towards the relief of the poor.
More example sentences
- Returning at dawn I slipped into the church and stuffed the stolen money back into the poor box.
- It will not manage money collected under the poor box system, which is controlled locally at the direction of the judge.
- You did the same thing when you put that money in the poor box and had your priest say Bernie's name in the Veteran's Day Mass.
Definition of poor box in:
- The US English dictionary