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soap·box

 (sōp′bŏks′)
n.
1. A carton in which soap is packed.
2. A temporary platform used while making an impromptu or nonofficial public speech.
intr.v. soap·boxed, soap·box·ing, soap·box·es Informal
To engage in impromptu or nonofficial public speaking, often flamboyantly.
Idiom:
on (one's) soapbox
Speaking one's views passionately or self-importantly.

soapbox

(ˈsəʊpˌbɒks)
n
1. (Commerce) a box or crate for packing soap
2. a crate used as a platform for speech-making
3. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a child's homemade racing cart consisting of a wooden box set on a wooden frame with wheels and a steerable front axle

soap′box`

or soap′ box`,



n.
an improvised platform, as one on a street, from which a speaker delivers an informal speech or political harangue.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soapbox - a crate for packing soapsoapbox - a crate for packing soap    
crate - a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
2.soapbox - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on itsoapbox - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
Translations

soapbox

[ˈsəʊpbɒks]
A. Ntribuna f improvisada
B. CPD soapbox orator Norador(a) m/f callejero/a

soapbox

[ˈsəʊpbɒks] ntribune f improvisée (en plein air)

soapbox

[ˈsəʊpˌbɒks] npalco improvvisato (per orazioni pubbliche)
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