post office box


post office box
post office box - A locked box, located in the post office lobby or other authorized place, that customers may rent for delivery of their mail. (Formerly called lock box)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • Post-office box — redirects here. For the electrical device, see Post Office Box (electricity). A Post Office box full of mail …   Wikipedia

  • post office box — UK US noun [countable] [singular post office box plural post office boxes] formal a po box Thesaurus: stamps and addresses on letters and parcels …   Useful english dictionary

  • post office box — (POB) numbered box in a post office where mail is delivered, box that can be rented from the post office as an alternative to having mail delivered directly to a private residence or office, call box, letter box …   English contemporary dictionary

  • post office box — ➔ PO Box * * * post office box UK US noun [C] COMMUNICATIONS ► PO BOX(Cf. ↑PO Box) …   Financial and business terms

  • post office box — post office boxes N COUNT A post office box is a numbered box in a post office where a person s mail is kept for them until they come to collect it. Syn: PO Box …   English dictionary

  • post office box — ► NOUN ▪ a numbered box in a post office where letters for a person or organization are kept until called for …   English terms dictionary

  • post office box — post office .box n formal a ↑PO Box …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • post office box — post office ,box noun count FORMAL a PO BOX …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Post office box — A post office box (often abbreviated P.O. Box or PO Box) is a uniquely addressable lockable box located on the premises of a post office station. In many countries, particularly in Africa, and the Middle East there is no door to door delivery of… …   Wikipedia

  • Post-Office box — noun a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for • Syn: ↑PO Box, ↑POB, ↑call box, ↑letter box • Hypernyms: ↑compartment * * * noun : a rented compartment in a post office for the keeping of mail that is not to be de …   Useful english dictionary


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