dispatch box

noun

variants or dispatch case
1
: an oblong box or case usually with a lock for carrying dispatches or other papers
2
chiefly British : a stiff case (as of metal) in the style of a briefcase
3
Dispatch Box or dispatch box British : a box used as a lectern for officials addressing the House of Commons
The Chancellor is still pinning his faith on business. Every time he's stood at the Dispatch Box, he's announced further corporation tax cuts …Robert Colvile, The (London) Telegraph, 20 Mar. 2013

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“Dispatch box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dispatch%20box. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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