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Definition of "pillar-box" [pillar-box]

  • Same as pillar letter-box (which see, under pillar). (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "pillar-box" in a sentence
  • "Into this frankly pathetic scene comes a ministering angel on a pillar-box red scooter."
  • "He gives the option of using either plum or round tomatoes – I find the first gives a more watery, less intense flavour, so settle for the pillar-box red cherries I find treading a fine line between ripe and rotten at my nearby Turkish greengrocers."
  • "It berried early during the warm sunny days of autumn and looked unseasonably odd until surrounding trees dropped their leaves and wintry skies set its clusters of fat pillar-box red berries alight."