Definition of dispatch box noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    dispatch box

    ; NAmE
    (also despatch box) (both British English)
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  1. 1[countable] a container for carrying official documents
  2. 2the Dispatch Box [singular] a box on a table in the centre of the House of Commons in the British parliament, which ministers stand next to when they speak
  3. Culture In British political life dispatch box refers to a red leather case in which important papers are delivered to senior government ministers.
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