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letter box

n
1.
a. a slot, usually covered with a hinged flap, through which letters, etc, are delivered to a building
b. a private box into which letters, etc, are delivered
2. Also called: postbox a public box into which letters, etc, are put for collection and delivery

let′ter box`


n.
a public or private mailbox.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.letter box - a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called forletter box - a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
compartment - a space into which an area is subdivided
2.letter box - public box for deposit of mailletter box - public box for deposit of mail  
maildrop - a drop where mail can be deposited
pillar box - a red pillar-shaped letter box
3.letter box - a private box for delivery of mailletter box - a private box for delivery of mail  
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
References in classic literature ?
Before it stood a rural mail box, on which was lettered "Edmund Hale." Standing under the rustic arch, leaning upon the gate, a man and woman composed a pieture so arresting and beautiful that Saxon caught her breath.
A COUPLE have nine new mouths to feed - after birds nested very successfully in their mail box.
Under plans backed by MPs, mail box firms will have to register with their council and keep records of businesses and individuals renting the boxes.
Karina, who arrived at the studio in Birmingham's Mail Box with her questions in braille, recorded the interview for over 600 listeners to the talking magazine.
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Eudora's junk mail box provides a numeric ranking system--"junk score." A higher number indicates e-mail with a greater number of criteria defining that mail as spam.
Before I began to do this, I was afraid to open my bills, answer my phone (for fear of creditor calls), and go to my mail box! Now, I can't wait to go to my mail box, visit my investment company, and read more of the empowerment declarations, one by one.
home has its headquarters in a mail box at a Baltimore Mail Boxes Etc.
If you receive such a call, advise Jay Rothberg, vice-president--office of the CEO, at 212/596-6005, or call our Member Satisfaction Voice Mail Box at 888/999-9252.
Daniel Pink, a Washington, D.C.-based writer who works out of his home, receives his mail like millions of self-employed Americans and small-business owners: He rents a private mail box (PMB) at a local Mail Boxes Etc.
Over the next five years, CI wants to grow back to 50,000 members, recruiting them anywhere it can, save the mail box. On a 28-city book tour for his Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, scientist Mark Plotkin handed out brochures to anyone interested in his group.