pillar-box

pillar box

noun British.
a pillarlike box in which letters are deposited for collection by mail carriers; mailbox.
Also called pillar post.


Origin:
1855–60

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pillar box
 
n
1.  (in Britain) a red pillar-shaped public letter box situated on a pavement
 
adj
2.  characteristic of a pillar box (in the phrase pillar-box red)

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