letter box

noun

British

Examples of letter box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An old woman, pulling a wheelie shopper, stopped at a letter box. Mary Costello, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 The woman was trying to push a brown package into the letter box, her white hair tossing wildly in the wind. Mary Costello, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2023 And so, many of the early patents for electrical indicators for letter boxes tried to replace or augment the postman’s knock. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Aug. 2018 During the 1870s and ’80s, inventors filed more than a dozen patent applications in the United States for electrical improvements to letter boxes. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Aug. 2018 Vornado has saved a few items, including a bronze letter box and some decorative elements from the Café Rouge area. Dan Barry, New York Times, 2 Mar. 2023 The letter box dates to the same period as your globe. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 30 June 2022 Value would be $45 for the globe and $85 for the letter box. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 30 June 2022 From the Front Desk depicting ancient Nordic Runes to the original 1926 brass letter box in the Lobby, the hotel offers a wonderful combination of style, comfort and modern amenities. Roger Sands, Forbes, 17 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of letter box was in 1727

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“Letter box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter%20box. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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