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letter box

noun, Chiefly British
1.
a public or private mailbox.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • Time was when monitoring a suspected dead-letter box involved laborious work by humans.
British Dictionary definitions for letter box

letter box

noun (mainly Brit)
1.
  1. a slot, usually covered with a hinged flap, through which letters, etc, are delivered to a building
  2. a private box into which letters, etc, are delivered
2.
Also called postbox. a public box into which letters, etc, are put for collection and delivery
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