Definition of postbox in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊs(t)bɒks


  • 1A large public box with a slot into which post is placed for collection by the post office.
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    • She said people had been parking their cars up by the postbox to post their mail and blocking the access of adjacent properties.
    • The Royal Mail has reduced collections without providing bigger postboxes to accommodate the volume of letters.
    • They are asking the county council to make the lane a safe walking route to and from High Grantley, where the bus stop, school, playgroup, recreation ground, village hall, postbox and public house are all located.
  • 1.1 British term for mailbox.
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    • To cut down on distances covered by postmen, An Post want householders living more than 10 metres from the road to take a roadside postbox, rather than the postman delivering to their door.
    • However at the moment An Post are finding that some businesses are not open to receive their mail and do not have suitable postboxes.
    • I fell asleep for a while then got off at the Mini Mart and stopped by my postbox to see if I had any mail.

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