Meaning of postbox in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpəʊs(t)bɒks/

Translate postbox into Spanish


  • A large public box with a slot into which post is placed for collection by the post office.

    North American term mailbox

    ‘She said people had been parking their cars up by the postbox to post their mail and blocking the access of adjacent properties.’
    • ‘The Royal Mail has reduced collections without providing bigger postboxes to accommodate the volume of letters.’
    • ‘They are asking the county council to make the lane a safe walking route to and from High Grantley, where the bus stop, school, playgroup, recreation ground, village hall, postbox and public house are all located.’
    • ‘And judging by the full postboxes of letters already dotted around the hall, public feeling is as strong as ever.’
    • ‘I walked out of the house to post a letter - the postbox is less than 100 yards away - and left the door open.’
    • ‘The Post Office also agreed to install a postbox in the Seaview area, and street lighting around Seaview has also been upgraded.’
    • ‘Live fireworks have been thrown into phone boxes, postboxes and even into a residential letterbox vandals in the run up to bonfire night’
    • ‘The first results were not declared until gone midnight, with sackloads of extra votes arriving after a last-minute sweep of postboxes by the Royal Mail.’
    • ‘A problem with some of the older postboxes is that they cannot take the volume of post that needs to go in them, especially in some urban areas.’
    • ‘The postbox was designed specifically so that its slot was only 5mm wide, and therefore it could only take ordinary sized enveloped.’
    • ‘There, he dropped the package into one of the postboxes and grinned with satisfaction when he imagined a confused postman finding it.’
    • ‘These mis-delivered letters are put back into the postbox, with an arrow indicating the correct place, and I can only hope that the post office does not add insult to injury by trying to collect excess postage.’
    • ‘Letters in hand, I wandered off up to the postbox.’
    • ‘I've been carrying a letter round for two weeks, looking for a postbox.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the Royal Mail said the box had been moved so that a larger postbox could be installed.’
    • ‘The unofficial walkouts crippled large parts of London and hit other areas of the country, forcing managers to empty postboxes.’
    • ‘A postbox containing voting slips was set alight.’
    • ‘Often, delivery errors are corrected by residents, who put the mail through the right door or drop it back into a postbox.’
    • ‘There's something satisfying about putting that wodge of envelopes in the postbox on the way to work.’
    • ‘It happened again the next morning as I nipped down to the postbox at the corner of my road.’