out-box

noun \ ˈau̇t-ˌbäks \
variants: or outbox

Definition of out-box

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

First Known Use of out-box

1970


outbox

verb out·box \ ˌau̇t-ˈbäks \

Definition of outbox

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

First Known Use of outbox

1855


OUT-BOX Defined for English Language Learners

out-box

noun

Definition of out-box for English Language Learners

  • : 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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