out-box

noun
\ˈau̇t-ˌbäks \
variants: or outbox

Definition of out-box 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a box or tray (as on a desk) for holding outgoing interoffice mail

2 : a computer folder for outgoing e-mail messages that have not yet been sent

outbox

verb
out·box | \ˌau̇t-ˈbäks \
outboxed; outboxing; outboxes

Definition of outbox (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in boxing : to box more skillfully or successfully than (an opponent) … saying that after a few lessons they've outboxed bigger and heavier opponents.— Sinclair Lewis Holyfield won by thoroughly outboxing Rahman at every turn, jabbing and battering him over and over …— Mike Freeman

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Love, a southpaw, outboxed Samuel Teach and earned the decision in the junior welterweight fight. Branson Wright, cleveland.com, "Robert Easter Jr. rated top pro fighter in Ohio: Boxing Report 2018 (photos, poll)," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of out-box

Noun

1970, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1855, in the meaning defined above

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out-box

noun

English Language Learners Definition of out-box

: a box or other container on a desk in which letters, notes, etc., that are being sent from the desk are placed

computers : a computer folder that holds e-mail messages you have not yet sent

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