a box, usually shallow and often round, for holding pills.
a small, low structure of reinforced concrete, enclosing machine guns, and employed as a minor fortress in warfare.
a small, round, brimless hat with straight sides and a flat top, worn especially by women.

1720–30; pill1 + box1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pillbox
World English Dictionary
pillbox (ˈpɪlˌbɒks)
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
But she had taken off the matching pillbox hat she had worn earlier in the day, and her dark hair was windblown and tangled.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature