drop box

drop box - The olive green noncollection receptacle where city carriers leave mail on the line of travel for later pickup and delivery by another carrier. (Also called relay box)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • drop box — UK US noun [C] ► a container in which you can safely leave something to be picked up later, for example, a package: »The courier service s drop boxes are in 10 locations throughout the city …   Financial and business terms

  • drop-box — drop ,box noun count AMERICAN a container where you can leave letters, documents, or packages when an office is closed, to be dealt with when it opens again …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drop box — noun : a box on a loom containing two or more shuttles with filling yarns of different colors or types that can be brought into action as required by the weaving pattern * * * Textiles. a box for holding shuttles on a loom, as a box loom, used on …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop box — Textiles. a box for holding shuttles on a loom, as a box loom, used on either side of the race plate in weaving cloth having a variety of colors in the filling. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • drop box — Las Vegas Lingo A locked box located on live gambling tables where dealers deposit paper money …   English dialects glossary

  • Drop Box (Shuttle-Box Motion) — Several shuttle boxes placed at one or both ends of a loom, which are mechanically moved as required to enable different colours or counts of weft to be used. John Kay s son, Robert, invented the first drop box in 1760 (see Box Motions) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • relay drop box — (See drop box) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Box Motions — The box motion is an accessory to those power looms adapted for: the purpose of weaving cloths in which more than one colour or kind of weft is used. There are two classes of motions adopted, namely the circular box motion and the rising or drop… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Drop Zone (film) — Drop Zone Theatrical release poster Directed by John Badham Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Drop Dead Fred — Theatrical Release Poster Directed by Ate de Jong Produced by …   Wikipedia

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