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soap·box

 (sōp′bŏks′)
n.
1. A carton in which soap is packed.
2. A temporary platform used while making an impromptu or nonofficial public speech.
intr.v. soap·boxed, soap·box·ing, soap·box·es Informal
To engage in impromptu or nonofficial public speaking, often flamboyantly.
Idiom:
on (one's) soapbox
Speaking one's views passionately or self-importantly.

soapbox

(ˈsəʊpˌbɒks)
n
1. (Commerce) a box or crate for packing soap
2. a crate used as a platform for speech-making
3. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a child's homemade racing cart consisting of a wooden box set on a wooden frame with wheels and a steerable front axle

soap′box`

or soap′ box`,



n.
an improvised platform, as one on a street, from which a speaker delivers an informal speech or political harangue.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soapbox - a crate for packing soapsoapbox - a crate for packing soap    
crate - a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
2.soapbox - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on itsoapbox - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
Translations

soapbox

[ˈsəʊpbɒks]
A. Ntribuna f improvisada
B. CPD soapbox orator Norador(a) m/f callejero/a

soapbox

[ˈsəʊpbɒks] ntribune f improvisée (en plein air)

soapbox

[ˈsəʊpˌbɒks] npalco improvvisato (per orazioni pubbliche)
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Seventy soapboxes powered only by the force of gravity took on the tricky course in front of 20,000 spectators at Alexandra Palace in north east London.
During the gathering, the teams were briefed on the history of soapboxes, the transportation of the machines, the rules and regulations of the race, and the details of the location.
The 42 teams were selected based on the quirkiness and uniqueness of their designs and will be using the time till the competition date to create their soapboxes.