Translation of mailbox in Spanish:

mailbox

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪlbɑːks; ˈmeɪlbɒks/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (for receiving mail) (American English/inglés norteamericano) buzón (masculine), casillero (masculine) (Venezuela)
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    • If you suspect mail theft, get a lockable mailbox or rent a Post Office box.
    • The mailbox on its wooden post had been re-decorated numerous times, each time being adorned with a different design.
    • Several mailboxes to serve adjacent properties were placed under a roofed structure on the sidewalk across the road from the house.
    1.2 (for sending mail) (American English/inglés norteamericano) buzón (masculine) (de correos)
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    • He sealed, addressed, and stamped it before tucking it under his pocket and going for a brief walk down to the nearest public mailbox.
    • Plus, I also have to have a reason to get out of the house so I can drop it off in a public mailbox.
    • American postage stamps honouring the occasion mark the envelopes of Christmas cards that I cannot send from La Guardia Airport because the slots on all mailboxes are welded shut in the airport.
    1.3 (electronic) buzón (masculine)
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    • Email systems store messages in mailboxes with electronic addresses, which receivers check from time to time.
    • When I make a mistake, my mailbox begins filling with emails from readers within a few short minutes - and I almost always fix up the problem straight away.
    • Spam is up fivefold over the past 18 months, leaving the electronic mailboxes of Internet users jammed with billions of unwanted commercial e-mails.

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