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
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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 ?
There were 40,000 such pillar boxes in the city, he added.
And the Royal Mail's pillar boxes, as well as the stocky oblong ones on poles and the few embedded in the wall, have a special place in the folk memory.
The pillar boxes have hardly changed in 160 years but face a threat from a stainless steel alternative.
Royal Mail insists that only 'low volume' pillar boxes are being downgraded.
The campaigners also warned that free postal services for the blind would be under threat, a freepost service to British forces could be scrapped, and the Royal Mail's iconic red coloured pillar boxes could be lost.
IS this one of the oldest pillar boxes in North Wales?
A WARNING to people who use Royal Mail pillar boxes. I had occasion to post a letter at Beal Way, Gosforth, at 8.30pm.
POST OFFICE managers were sorting out a first-class mistake yesterday after discovering that 200 pillar boxes had been painted the wrong shade of red.
Dear Editor, Proud Postman Pat would be ashamed of the crude method used by the postal authorities to temporarily seal the pillar boxes during the postal strike last week.
WHITE says Guy Fawkes was a terrorist, so what does he call the morons who blow up pillar boxes, tie fireworks to animals, and terrorise pensioners?
Watchdog Postwatch agreed but added: "For the foreseeable future, social customers are unlikely to be able to post mail in pillar boxes provided by another mail company."