pillbox

noun
pill·​box | \ ˈpil-ˌbäks How to pronounce pillbox (audio) \

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

Examples of pillbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were 85 enemy machine gun nests, 35 rocket launching sites, 18 antitank guns, four artillery batteries, and 35 pillboxes, historian Cornelius Ryan wrote. The Washington Post, al.com, "D-Day veteran wonders why he lived when so many others died," 3 June 2019 There were 85 enemy machine gun nests, 35 rocket launching sites, 18 antitank guns, four artillery batteries, and 35 pillboxes, historian Cornelius Ryan wrote. The Washington Post, al.com, "D-Day veteran wonders why he lived when so many others died," 3 June 2019 There were 85 enemy machine gun nests, 35 rocket launching sites, 18 antitank guns, four artillery batteries, and 35 pillboxes, historian Cornelius Ryan wrote. The Washington Post, al.com, "D-Day veteran wonders why he lived when so many others died," 3 June 2019 The pillbox-size case on the Pro is a bit bigger than the cases on earlier models. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "AirPods Pro get noise cancellation: Is that reason enough to buy Apple's pricey new buds?," 30 Oct. 2019 There were 85 enemy machine gun nests, 35 rocket launching sites, 18 antitank guns, four artillery batteries, and 35 pillboxes, historian Cornelius Ryan wrote. The Washington Post, al.com, "D-Day veteran wonders why he lived when so many others died," 3 June 2019 The Rosa Parks doll wears an elegant black pillbox hat and clutch, along with gloves, high-heeled booties, eyeglasses, and a grey 3/4 length coat over a floral printed dress. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "New Rosa Parks and Sally Ride Barbies released," 26 Aug. 2019 There were 85 enemy machine gun nests, 35 rocket launching sites, 18 antitank guns, four artillery batteries, and 35 pillboxes, historian Cornelius Ryan wrote. The Washington Post, al.com, "D-Day veteran wonders why he lived when so many others died," 3 June 2019 There were 85 enemy machine gun nests, 35 rocket launching sites, 18 antitank guns, four artillery batteries, and 35 pillboxes, historian Cornelius Ryan wrote. The Washington Post, al.com, "D-Day veteran wonders why he lived when so many others died," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of pillbox

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pillbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillbox. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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pillbox

noun
How to pronounce pillbox (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pillbox

: 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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