Definition of pillbox in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪlbɒks


1A small shallow cylindrical box for holding pills.
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  • Some people put their pills in a daily pillbox and use alarms to remind themselves to take their medicines.
  • There are figurines amassed by Christie's father, 20th-century pottery of Anthony's and watches and pillboxes of Christie's.
  • His face adorns pillowcases, posters, power toys and pillboxes.
2A woman’s hat with straight sides, a flat top, and no brim.
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  • The skinny adolescent is dressed to kill in a black sheath dress, gloves and a straw pillbox hat with a veil.
  • Somewhere along the course of the evening the little pillbox hat had got lost.
  • She is wearing a simple yet elegant pink traveling gown and a pillbox hat, and is seated at a window seat.
3A small enclosed, partly underground, concrete fort used as an outpost.
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  • Examples of less ambitious fortifications abound, like the concrete pillboxes, often hexagonal, which dot southern England.
  • Dutch Harbor is an easy two-hour flight from Anchorage, and the area is covered with reminders of the war, from concrete pillboxes to a large, underground hospital.
  • Concrete pillboxes were constructed above the high tide mark, soldiers occupied some of the cottages along the shore front and guards prevented anyone going on the beach at night.

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