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English definition of “in tray”

in tray

noun [C]     UK (US inbox)
a flat, open container where letters and other documents are put when they arrive in a person's office and where they are kept until the person has time to deal with them: Just put it in my in tray and I'll look at it later.Office equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery
(Definition of in tray noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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