dispatch box

noun
variants: or dispatch case

Definition of dispatch box

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 ColvileThe (London) Telegraph20 Mar. 2013

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