dispatch box

noun

Definition of dispatch box

British
1 the Dispatch Box : a box on a table in the House of Commons that important government officials stand behind when speaking
2 : a container for holding important documents

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to kill with quick efficiency

  3. : deprive

  1. : a message sent with speed

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

  3. : the act of dispatching: such as

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

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

  2. : an open cargo container of a vehicle

  3. : coffin

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

  2. : to hem in (someone, such as an opponent)

  1. : a punch or slap especially on the ear

  1. : to hit (something, especially someone's ears) with the hand

  2. : to engage in boxing with

  3. : to fight with the fists : engage in boxing

  1. : to name the 32 points of (the compass) in their order


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