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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
1860-1865
1860-65; out- + box2
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Examples for outbox
  • She handled the check for mere seconds, accepting it from him and then immediately putting it in her outbox.
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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