[pil-boks] /ˈpɪlˌbɒks/

a , usually shallow and often round, for holding .
a small, low structure of reinforced concrete, enclosing machine guns, and employed as a minor fortress in warfare.
a small, round, brimless hat with straight sides and a flat top, worn especially by women.
a box for pills
a small enclosed fortified emplacement, usually made of reinforced concrete
a small round hat, now worn esp by women

also pill-box, “box for holding pills,” 1730, from pill (n.) + box (n.). As a small round concrete machine gun nest, it came into use in World War I. As a type of hat, attested from 1958.


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