pillbox

noun pill·box \ ˈpil-ˌbäks \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of pillbox

1 : a box for pills; especially : a shallow round box of pasteboard
2 : a small low concrete emplacement for machine guns and antitank weapons
3 : a small round hat without a brim; specifically : a woman's shallow hat with a flat crown and straight sides

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First Known Use of pillbox

1702

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of pillbox for English Language Learners

  • : a small box for holding pills

  • : a small, low shelter for machine guns and other weapons

  • : a small, round hat without a brim


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