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pillar box

n
(in Britain) a red pillar-shaped public letter box situated on a pavement
adj
(Colours) characteristic of a pillar box (in the phrase pillar-box red)
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Noun1.pillar box - a red pillar-shaped letter box
postbox, letter box, mailbox - public box for deposit of mail
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

pillar box

n (Brit) → Briefkasten m; pillar-box redknallrot

pillar box

n (Brit) → buca delle lettere (a colonnina)
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The pillar boxes have hardly changed in 160 years but face a threat from a stainless steel alternative.
Traditional red pillar boxes were made exclusively in Scotland for 30 years.
Tenders are invited for Shifting of meters outside consumer premises on UPS/Category-I feeders by installing the same in Single/ Three phase MCBs/4-in-one MMBs or in Meter Pillar Boxes and making LT less system on labour rates.
Royal Mail insists that only 'low volume' pillar boxes are being downgraded.
Anthony Trollope, the famous 19th century author and former Chief Secretary to the Postmaster General, is credited with introducing pillar boxes to the UK, having seen them in France and Belgium.
The campaigners also warned that free postal services for the blind would be under threat, a freepost service to British forces could be scrapped, and the Royal Mail's iconic red coloured pillar boxes could be lost.
These boxes were based on the large first standard pillar boxes with a couple of notable additions, the most notable being the large crown on the top.
IS this one of the oldest pillar boxes in North Wales?
John, 69, has crafted pillar boxes and lamp boxes - the ones on poles - for the Royal Mail since he was 16.
The boxes came about following the arrival of Britain's first roadside pillar boxes in 1852 in the Channel Islands and 1853 on the mainland, when a cheaper and more practical alternative was needed for less populated or remote areas.
In future, I would warn any resident not to post mail in pillar boxes after the teatime collection or, indeed, at weekends.
Dear Editor, Deidre Alden is right to be concerned about the gradual disappearance of our pillar boxes (Now Our Post Boxes Are Being Uprooted, Post April 1).