Post-Office box

Post-Office box
a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
Syn: ↑PO Box, ↑POB, ↑call box, ↑letter box
Hypernyms: ↑compartment

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: a rented compartment in a post office for the keeping of mail that is not to be delivered but is to be called for by the renter — see call box 1, lockbox

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(in a post office) a locked compartment into which the mail of a box renter is put to be called for. Abbr.: POB, P.O.B.
[1825-35, Amer.]

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post-office box noun
One of a series of private numbered boxes or locations in a post office, where mail is kept until called for by the addressee
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