Definition of Pillbox

1. Noun. A small round woman's hat.

Exact synonyms: Toque, Turban
Generic synonyms: Millinery, Woman's Hat



2. Noun. A small case for holding pills.
Generic synonyms: Case

3. Noun. A small enclosed gun emplacement (usually of fortified concrete).

Definition of Pillbox

1. Noun. A small box in which pills are kept. ¹

2. Noun. A flat, concrete gun emplacement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pillbox

1. a small box for pills [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pillbox

pillarets
pillaring
pillarization
pillarize
pillarized
pillarizes
pillarizing
pillarless
pillarlike
pillars
pillars of fauces
pillars of fornix
pillars of the community
pillau
pillaus
pillbox (current term)
pillboxes
pillbug
pilled
pilled-up
piller
pillery
pillet
pillhead
pillheads
pilling
pillings
pillion
pillioned
pillions

Literary usage of Pillbox

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1. Dear Old "K". by James T. Duane (1922)
"Directly in the center of this opening was a large pillbox. ... He advanced toward the pillbox, which was built of concrete and iron, and attempted to pass ..."

2. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1851)
"Whenever there was a difficult case it was, ' Send for pillbox ;' ' pillbox is the only man. ... "Much good that would have done you," answered pillbox. ..."

3. The New York Times Current History (1919)
"Each pillbox fort in the covering zone was supplied with a crate of carrier pigeons, and the birds carried back news of every movement of the enemy and ..."

4. Assault from the Sea: The Amphibious Landing at Inchon by Curtis A. Utz (1994)
"First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez silenced one pillbox and moved to attack ... Company A finally destroyed the pillbox, but above them loomed Cemetery Hill. ..."

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