mailbox

noun mail·box \ -ˌbäks \

Definition of mailbox

1 :a box at or near a dwelling for the occupant's mail
2 :a public box for deposit of outgoing mail
3 :a computer file in which e-mail is collected

Examples of mailbox in a Sentence

  1. On the way to work, I dropped my letters in the corner mailbox.

  2. She checked her mailbox daily, hoping for a letter from her son.

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First Known Use of mailbox

1868


MAILBOX Defined for English Language Learners

mailbox

noun

Definition of mailbox for English Language Learners

  • : a public box in which letters and packages are placed to be collected and sent out

  • : a private box on or near a house in which mail is placed when it is delivered

  • computers : a computer folder that holds e-mail


MAILBOX Defined for Kids

mailbox

noun mail·box \ ˈmāl-ˌbäks \

Definition of mailbox for Students

1 :a public box in which to place outgoing letters
2 :a private box (as on a house) for the delivery of incoming letters


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