post office box

post-office box

noun
(in a post office) a locked compartment into which the mail of a box renter is put to be called for. Abbreviation: POB, P.O.B.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism

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post office box
 
n
a private numbered place in a post office, in which letters received are kept until called for

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