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
Recent Examples of pillbox from the Web
Throughout the Expo, hostesses wore pale blue A-line skirts, blazers and pillbox hats.
Besides killing the Japanese soldiers, Jackson destroyed a dozen enemy pillboxes.
Givenchy told reporters of one display dedicated to 15 hats: satin pillboxes with ostrich feathers, a long flat velvet hat with bow, and dramatic capelines adorned with sequins and turkey feathers.
Art Jackson, who singlehandedly destroyed a dozen enemy pillboxes and killed 50 Japanese soldiers during a fierce battle on the Pacific island of Peleliu, died Wednesday at the Boise VA Medical Center.
A sinamay crosshatch pillbox was followed by a feather flower fascinator.
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PILLBOX Defined for English Language Learners
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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