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out-box

[out-boks] /ˈaʊtˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding outgoing mail, messages, or work.
Also called out-basket.

outbox

[out-boks] /ˌaʊtˈbɒks/
verb (used with object)
1.
to surpass in boxing:
I've seen the champ outbox better fighters than this one.
Origin of outbox
1860-1865
1860-65; out- + box2
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  • He could outrun, outride and outbox any boy of either side the Potomac, and had proved it in many contests of skill.

    Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland
British Dictionary definitions for outbox

outbox

/ˈaʊtˌbɒks/
noun
1.
(on a computer) a folder in a mailbox in which outgoing messages are stored and displayed
2.
a US and Canadian name for out-tray
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