Definition of Pillar box

1. Noun. A red pillar-shaped letter box.




Definition of Pillar box

1. Noun. (British) A free-standing item of street furniture in the form of a short, red pillar with a slot for posting letters. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pillar Box

pill pusher
pill roller
pillage
pillaged
pillager
pillagers
pillages
pillaging
pillagings
pillaite
pillaloo
pillar
pillar-biter
pillar-biters
pillar-box red
pillar box (current term)
pillar cells
pillar cells of Corti
pillar of Islam
pillar of iris
pillar of strength
pillar of the community
pillared
pillaret
pillarets
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pillarization
pillarize
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Literary usage of Pillar box

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1. Heretics by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1905)
"pillar-box prosaic, because there is no rhyme to it. We think a pillar-box ... A pillar-box is only called a pillar-box; it is a sanctuary of human words. ..."

2. The New Idealism by May Sinclair (1922)
"The pillar box in Russell Square is ... it is not even the only pillar box, and my sealing wax has its colour and my studio stove its shape; and again, ..."

3. The New Idealism by May Sinclair (1922)
"The pillar box in Russell Square is not the only public servant in government employ; it is not even the only pillar box, and my sealing wax has its colour ..."

4. A Treatise on Federal Criminal Law Procedure by William Hawley Atwell (1916)
"... pillar box, lock box, lock drawer, or other receptacle established or approved by the Postmaster-General for the safe deposit of matter for the mail or ..."

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