dispatch box


Definition of dispatch box


  1. 1the Dispatch Box :  a box on a table in the House of Commons that important government officials stand behind when speaking

  2. 2 :  a container for holding important documents

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to send off or away with promptness or speed

    :  to send off on official business

    :  to kill with quick efficiency

  1. :  a message sent with speed

    :  an important official message sent by a diplomatic, military, or naval officer

    :  a news item filed (see 4file 2b) by a correspondent

  1. :  an evergreen shrub or small tree (genus Buxus of the family Buxaceae, the box family) with opposite entire leaves and capsular fruits

    :  a widely cultivated shrub (B. sempervirens) used for hedges, borders, and topiary figures

  1. :  a rigid typically rectangular container with or without a cover : such as

    :  an open cargo container of a vehicle

    :  coffin

  1. :  to enclose in or as if in a box

  1. :  a punch or slap especially on the ear

  1. :  to hit (as the ears) with the hand

    :  to engage in boxing with

    :  to fight with the fists :  engage in boxing

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