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pillar box

noun [C] uk   UK us  
a tall, red, metal box in the street or other public place in which you can put letters for them to be collected and sent to someone else
Translations of “pillar box”
in Korean 우체통…
in Arabic صُندوق بَريد…
in Portuguese caixa de correio…
in Catalan bústia…
in Japanese 円柱形の郵便ポスト…
in Italian buca delle lettere…
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