letter box


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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
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let′ter box`


n.
a public or private mailbox.
[1765–75]
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
At first, everyone was eager to write, and plump envelopes were carefully poked into the letter box by one or other of the sisters, who felt rather important with their Washington correspondence.
Then one morning there came an enigmatic note slipped into our letter box. "Dear me, Mr.
He began shouting at the complainer through the letter box asking where his phone was."
Judith Wright, Ozzy's owner said: "Someone had owed us money and popped it through the letter box for us, that's how Ozzy got hold of it."
AN MP proposed in Parliament that low letter boxes be banned on new houses to save posties getting a bad back and to save anyone pushing a letter or newspaper through the aperture from guard dogs or cats.
Keeping in view of the genuine problem of the residents, postal concerned authorities are requested to open one branch of the post office and letter box be placed at prominent place at Main boulevard Road Gulshan-e-Ravi for easy convenient to the residents.
She is 70 years old and lives alone but she didn't know she had one in the letter box until someone knocked at her door and gave it to her along with a parcel."
made an 999 call hours Disposal "@SWresponse noticed the setup through the letter box!" The force issued the tell-tale signs of a cannabis factory last month in a push to make members of the public more aware The clues that there may be a factory include: | A strong, sweet, leafy odour coming from an address; | A constant low humming noise; | Windows blacked out or curtains drawn all day; | Large silver ducting tubes coming from the property; | Powerful lights on at night; | Residents not living at the premises, only visiting for short periods; | Fertiliser regularly being taken to the property To report a cannabis factory call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.
If you get a wage slip or something like that you have to make sure it goes all the way through the letter box.
Everything from light switches to door handles, letter boxes to lampshades, plug sockets to whatever you care to mention, actually; it's the little things that often get overlooked.
In many cases the people who put these through your letter box are foreigners working for backstreet organisations that are not registered for VAT.