letter box

noun

Definition of letter box

British

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Mail had piled up in the letter box and nobody answered the door. Matthew Luxmoore And Richard PÉrez-peÑa, New York Times, "Skripal Cousin Says She Doesn’t Trust Britain on Chemical Attack," 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, "Converted school bus houses family of 6 in 250 square feet," 20 Mar. 2018 Ellen notices the letter box is missing the most recent letter. Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, "Step Aside 'A Christmas Prince' Because Netflix Just Released 'Christmas Inheritance' and It's PERFECT," 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, ""The Square" delivers a savage satire on the international art world.," 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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