Definition of soapbox in English:

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soapbox

Pronunciation: /ˈsōpˌbäks/

noun

1A box or crate used as a makeshift stand by a public speaker: [as modifier]: a soapbox orator
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  • First, these protests allowed workers to express their political views; as already noted, in this respect they might be seen as similar to the soapbox speakers and the cafeterias which lined the Square.
  • Like the soapbox speakers, the cafeterias offered working-class people places to debate and discuss a wide range of issues.
  • Standing on soapboxes, handing out pamphlets, mass demonstrations - is there enough legal protection for those who want to make a political point in a public space?
1.1A thing that provides an opportunity for someone to air their views publicly: fanzines are soapboxes for critical sports fans
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  • They served to link isolated communities and provide a voice and soapbox for the voiceless.
  • If not, what does it take to convince you that you're providing a soapbox to an unstable lunatic?
  • In short, this law will provide a soapbox for extremists of all types.

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Syllabification: soap·box

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