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pillbox

[pil-boks] /ˈpɪlˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a box, usually shallow and often round, for holding pills.
2.
a small, low structure of reinforced concrete, enclosing machine guns, and employed as a minor fortress in warfare.
3.
a small, round, brimless hat with straight sides and a flat top, worn especially by women.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; pill1 + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for pill-box

pillbox

/ˈpɪlˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a box for pills
2.
a small enclosed fortified emplacement, usually made of reinforced concrete
3.
a small round hat, now worn esp by women
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Word Origin and History for pill-box

pillbox

n.

also pill-box, "box for holding pills," 1730, from pill (n.) + box (n.). As a small round concrete machine gun nest, it came into use in World War I. As a type of hat, attested from 1958.

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