Definition of dispatch box in English:

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dispatch box


1 (also dispatch case) chiefly British A container for official state or military dispatches.
Example sentences
  • When the Reichstag reassembled, Papen appeared with the red dispatch box which traditionally contained the the orders of dissolution under his arm.
  • He was not a typical tin-man or window salesman, wearing a cheap suit and tie and carrying a dispatch case full of samples.
  • He carried in his left hand a small black, leather dispatch box, and it was noticed by a sharp-eyed clerk in the Central office that this box was fastened to his wrist by a strap.
2 (the Dispatch Box) A box in the House of Commons next to which ministers stand when speaking: we have had commitments from Ministers of State at the dispatch box
More example sentences
  • Yet four days later the Prime Minister was at the Dispatch Box waving a dossier and making that claim no fewer than four times.
  • Part of Mr Cook's strength was his command at the Dispatch Box.
  • No wonder the word he used 15 times at the Dispatch Box last Wednesday was ‘judgment’.

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