pillar box

noun
\ ˈpi-lər-ˌbäks How to pronounce pillar box (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pillar-box

Definition of pillar box

British
: a pillar-shaped mailbox

First Known Use of pillar box

1855, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Pillar box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillar%20box. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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