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mailbox

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noun mail·box \-ˌbäks\

Simple Definition of mailbox

  • : a public box in which letters and packages are placed to be collected and sent out

  • : a private box on or near a house in which mail is placed when it is delivered

  • computers : a computer folder that holds e-mail

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mailbox

  1. 1 :  a box at or near a dwelling for the occupant's mail

  2. 2 :  a public box for deposit of outgoing mail

  3. 3 :  a computer file in which e-mail is collected

Examples of mailbox in a sentence

  1. On the way to work, I dropped my letters in the corner mailbox.

  2. She checked her mailbox daily, hoping for a letter from her son.



1868

First Known Use of mailbox

1868


MAILBOX Defined for Kids

mailbox

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noun mail·box \ˈmāl-ˌbäks\

Definition of mailbox for Students

  1. 1 :  a public box in which to place outgoing letters

  2. 2 :  a private box (as on a house) for the delivery of incoming letters




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