letter box

noun

Definition of letter box

British

Examples of letter box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Someone pushed a note through the letter box, calling her terrible names. Hari Kunzru, The New Yorker, 29 June 2020 And it was championed by a man who once said women in full-face veils looked like letter boxes. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 10 Aug. 2019 Those incidents appear in his screenplay, along with bigoted graffiti on the garage door, young boys urinating through the letter box and National Front thugs disrupting a family wedding. J.t., The Economist, 15 Aug. 2019 Mail had piled up in the letter box and nobody answered the door. Matthew Luxmoore And Richard PÉrez-peÑa, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2018 There are also small touches that make the bus feel more like home, including a letter box, comfy pillows, and throw blankets. Megan Barber, Curbed, 20 Mar. 2018 Ellen notices the letter box is missing the most recent letter. Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, 20 Dec. 2017 Christian gets his wallet and phone back by locating the phone’s GPS signal and sticking fliers in the letter boxes of all the apartments in the building. Christian Lorentzen, New Republic, 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of letter box

1727, in the meaning defined above

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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 26 Jul. 2021.

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