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)
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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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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.
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.
The original caption reads: "Photo taken today shows the 70 year old pillar box on the Exchange Flags Liverpool, which the Post Office Museum London has had photographed to record it.
It would be nice for it to be marked as such an old example of a Victorian pillar box so visitors know it is there.
uk) Knock 'em dead with a power pout in this pillar box red lipstick.
Plus the muted red is a nice alternative to the pillar box that's everywhere at the moment.