Definition of “dispatch box” - English Dictionary

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“dispatch box” in British English

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dispatch boxnoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈspætʃ ˌbɒks/ us /dɪˈspætʃ ˌbɑːks/

Examples from literature

  • Are his papers in this dispatch box? 
  • Artillery, cattle, supplies, dispatch boxes,—all were abandoned. 
  • At last, after he had covertly inspected all the bags, bundles and dispatch boxes, he disappeared in the surrounding gloom and did not reappear at all. 
  • He locked up her letter in his dispatch box. 
  • In one hand he carried an iron dispatch box, and in the other a heavy pistol. 

(Definition of “dispatch box” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)