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pillbox

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɪl.bɒks/  us   /-bɑːks/

pillbox noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a small container that pills are carried in

pillbox noun [C] (BUILDING)

a small, very strong building with narrow holes in the walls through which guns can be fired
Translations of “pillbox”
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 藥丸盒,藥片盒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 药丸盒,药片盒…
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