variants or less commonly pillar-box
British
: a pillar-shaped mailbox

Examples of pillar box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But what elevated the two looks was wacky but wonderful headgear: a delicate chain-link bonnet that came over the eyes for Ms. Williams and a tall black pillar box for Ms. Dunn. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 5 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pillar box was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Pillar box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillar%20box. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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