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"mailbox" in British English

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mailboxnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmeɪl.bɒks/ us   /ˈmeɪl.bɑːks/
in the US, a box outside a person's house where letters are put
US UK letterbox, postbox a metal container in the street or other public place in which you can put letters for them to be collected and sent to someone else
the place on a computer screen that shows new emails that have arrived: Look out for our emails in your electronic mailbox.
(Definition of mailbox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mailbox" in American English

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mailboxnoun [C]

us   /ˈmeɪlˌbɑks/
a metal container in a public place where you can put a letter you are sending by mail, or a box outside a person’s house where letters are sent and delivered
A mailbox on a computer is the place where e-mail is received, sent, and stored.
(Definition of mailbox from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mailbox" in Business English

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mailboxnoun [C]

also mail box uk   /ˈmeɪlbɒks/ us  
COMMUNICATIONS a box in an office or outside a person's home where letters are delivered: Your mailbox is with all the others near the receptionist's desk.
US →  postbox
IT, COMMUNICATIONS the part of a computer program that shows on a computer screen where electronic messages are stored: Look out for our emails in your electronic mailbox. Check your mailbox tomorrow for the trip details.
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(Definition of mailbox from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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