in-box

noun
\ ˈin-ˌbäks How to pronounce in-box (audio) \
variants: or inbox

Definition of in-box

1 : a box or tray (as on a desk) for holding incoming interoffice mail
2 : a computer folder devoted to incoming email

First Known Use of in-box

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“In-box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in-box. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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in-box

noun

English Language Learners Definition of in-box

: a box or other container on a desk in which letters, notes, etc., that are sent to the desk are placed
: a computer folder that holds new e-mail messages

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