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  1. Post-Office box, PO Box, POB, call box, letter boxnoun

    a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for


  1. PO boxnoun

    A post office box; a lockable box hired from the postal authorities or a private company as a collection point for mail.


  1. PO Box

    A post office box (commonly abbreviated as P.O. box, or also known as a postal box) is a uniquely addressable lockable box located on the premises of a post office. In some regions, particularly in Africa, there is no door to door delivery of mail; for example, in Kenya. Consequently, renting a PO box has traditionally been the only way to receive mail in such countries. Generally, post office boxes are rented from the post office either by individuals or by businesses on a basis ranging from monthly to annual, and the cost of rent varies depending on the box size. Central business district (CBD) PO boxes are usually more expensive than rural PO boxes. In the United States, the rental rate used to be uniform across the country. Now, however, a postal facility can be in any of seven fee groups by location; in addition, certain customers qualify for free box rental, usually because the Postal Service does not offer carrier-route delivery to their physical addresses. In the United Kingdom, Royal Mail PO boxes are often little more than pigeon-holes in the secure section of a sorting office and are accessible only by staff. In such cases, the renter of the PO box will be issued with a card showing the PO box number and delivery office name and must produce this to the desk staff when collecting mail. For an additional fee, the Royal Mail will deliver received items to the renter's geographical address. Some private companies (e.g., United Parcel Service and commercial mail receiving agencies) offer similar services of renting a mailbox in a public location. The difference is that mail sent there is addressed to a street address (along with the private box number), instead of just addressed to "PO Box CSX". Virtual mailboxes are similar to P.O. boxes but usually provide additional services such as scanning or forwarding.


  1. po box

    A PO Box, short for Post Office Box, is a uniquely addressable lockable box located on the premises of a post office station. It is typically used by individuals or businesses who prefer to have a separate mailing address rather than receiving mail at their physical residential or business address.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of po box in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of po box in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Alexandra Dickinson:

    You don't want to box yourself in, you want to talk about money when they want you, they need you, they got to have you... they will find it for you.

  2. Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo:

    Looking for victims is still our main priority besides the black box.

  3. Stanley Brand:

    They're in a box, in a way, any way they go is a legal donnybrook, potentially that will take time.

  4. Civil Aviation Authority:

    There have been challenges with this kind of helicopter model in 2012, when errors in the main gear box were identified, that model received flying restrictions in 2012 and 2013.

  5. Novak Djokovic:

    It's probably been the best start to a season aside from 2011 that I had in my career, and I can't be more grateful for all the support I'm getting from you guys and I'm enjoying my time playing and competing and hopefully I brought a smile to your faces, also I want to reflect on a bad moment that happened in the final against Andy Murray when I lost the second set. I yelled to my camp and my box in frustration.

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