post·​box ˈpōs(t)-ˌbäks How to pronounce postbox (audio)
: mailbox
especially : a public mailbox

Examples of postbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the evening of February 9, just as voting began in a pivotal campaign to unionize Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, the United States Postal Service bowed to pressure by Amazon management to install a special postbox on their premises to collect union votes. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2021 In a way, those traditions continue today; Olympic winners hailing from Great Britain can receive stamps featuring their image and the postbox of their hometown in gold. Marisa Sloan, Discover Magazine, 5 Aug. 2021 Although the 2020 election will surely own mail-in voting’s tipping-point moment in the history books, statistics show that voters were increasingly choosing to drop their ballots in the corner postbox long before this year. Lila MacLellan, Quartz, 6 Nov. 2020 Privacy rules designed for the landline phone, postbox and filing cabinet urgently need to be strengthened for the age of the smartphone, e-mail and cloud computing. The Economist, 31 May 2018 The explosion destroyed buildings but a cast iron red postbox not far from the blast site remained unscathed; its image came to symbolize the resilience of the city. Jane Merrick, CNN, 23 May 2017 Early on Tuesday morning, a picture of the same iconic postbox was shared hundreds of times on Twitter to represent how Manchester would once again remain steadfast in the face of terror. Jane Merrick, CNN, 23 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postbox was in 1754

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“Postbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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