- a box or crate for soap
- ☆ any improvised platform used by a person () making an informal, often impassioned speech to a street audience, as on a current, controversial issue
- A carton in which soap is packed.
- A temporary platform used while making an impromptu or nonofficial public speech.
intransitive verbsoap·boxed, soap·box·ing, soap·box·es Informal
- (literally) 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.
- The madman obtained a soapbox which he stood on at the corner of Broadway and Wall street, to shout out his prophesy of the end of the world.
- (figuratively, idiomatic) A talk about one's pet topic (the topic itself), especially when only tangentially relevant to an ongoing discussion.
- He's been on his soapbox all day about the new football coach.
- a soapbox car
(third-person singular simple present soapboxes, present participle soapboxing, simple past and past participle soapboxed)
- To give a speech from (as if from) a soapbox.
soapbox - Computer Definition
A user-generated video sharing facility on MSN. Soapbox was launched in 2006 and discontinued in 2009.