pillar box


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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)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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
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Translations

pillar box

n (Brit) → Briefkasten m; pillar-box redknallrot
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pillar box

n (Brit) → buca delle lettere (a colonnina)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
The Pillar Box serves real ale, wines and gins, Yorkshire-style tapas - and also has a back room called the 'Sorting Office'.
A LOCAL knitter put her stamp on a Liverpool pillar box by making it an eye-catching Easter bonnet.
Velumani said chances of electrocution were less in Chennai because of underground cabling of electric wires but the accident took place because of the lack of proper upkeep of the pillar box. There were 40,000 such pillar boxes in the city, he added.
A search on a popular online auction site showed the prices people are willing to pay for more unusual Royal Mail boxes -- one pillar box was being offered for u5,775 ($8,995), another at u5,200 ($8,091).
IT could be the last post for the traditional red pillar box.
FBecause the last collection time at his local pillar box is being switched to the crack of dawn.
YORK: 1.50 Kleo, 2.20 Short Squeeze, 2.55 Danadana, 3.30 Zalty, 4.05 Must Have, 4.40 Itlaaq, 5.15 Pillar Box.
In her pillar box red military double-breasted coat and pillbox-style red hat, the similarities between Kate and Diana, who also visited New Zealand and Australia as a new mum in 1983, could not have been more apparent.
So the Royal Mail will be painting the pillar box in her home town in Kent gold?
1852: Britain's first pillar box was erected in St Helier on Jersey.
Hurley, who is playing the role of Queen Helena in the fictional TV programme, was spotted wearing a pillar box red dress with a black puff jacket over the top and boots, while Warne wore a navy sweater and a pair of denim jeans.