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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A carton in which soap is packed.
  • n. A temporary platform used while making an impromptu or nonofficial public speech.
  • intransitive v. Informal To engage in impromptu or nonofficial public speaking, often flamboyantly.
  • idiom on (one's) soapbox Speaking one's views passionately or self-importantly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A crate for packing soap, or, by extension, any inexpensive crude platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it, especially when used for speeches.
  • n. A talk about one's pet topic (or the topic itself), especially when only tangentially relevant to an ongoing discussion.
  • n. a soapbox car
  • v. To give a speech from (or as if from) a soapbox.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crate for packing soap
  • n. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

Etymologies

soap +‎ box (Wiktionary)

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