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
On the way to work, I dropped my letters in the corner mailbox.
She checked her mailbox daily, hoping for a letter from her son.
Recent Examples of mailbox from the Web
A mailbox was reported damaged in the 1400 block of West Lynnwood Avenue sometime between 9:30 p.m. May 22 and 9 a.m. May 23.
In the afternoon of May 27, a resident alerted police that several mailboxes had been knocked down overnight.
The mailboxes of my constituents were full of mail just basically trashing me, which unfortunately is what campaigning has come down to.
That will provide backup if, for example, a larger-than-expected medical bill arrives in your mailbox.
What will likely happen will be a stronger deluge of college recruitment materials cluttering the family's mailbox.
The Ada County Assessor’s Office expects a deluge of calls after notices land in resident mailboxes this weekend.
But dozens of stickers, including some that appeared to make political statements, were attached to lamp posts and mailboxes.
The money flows out electronically — but your mailbox is still jammed with paper bills.
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First Known Use of mailbox
MAILBOX Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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